HC Deb 13 July 1932 vol 268 cc1273-4
10. Mr. NUNN

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he intends to get into communication with the Government of the United States of America with a view to obtaining their co-operation in maintaining the policy of the open door in Manchuria?


I have no information to show that British trade in Manchuria is being discriminated against, and assurances have been received from the Japanese Government that the "open door" will be maintained, and in these circumstances I see no reason for taking any special step such as that suggested.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there are complaints on the part of British merchants dealing in Manchuria that there is a certain amount of discrimination against their trade, and will he take steps to discover the extent of it?


If my hon. Friend has that information and will give it to me, I can assure him that it will be carefully looked into. Of course, I have been in communication with the United States Government with reference to the position in Manchuria.