§ 6. Sir ARTHUR MICHAEL SAMUEL
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he has any information as to whether the Japanese Government is arranging that the proportionate amount of the Manchurian Customs required for the service of the loans raised in Britain by the Chinese Government shall be remitted to those hitherto responsible for the collection and service?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Eden)
My latest information is that the revenue collected at three of the six Customs stations in Manchuria is being remitted normally to Shanghai and that at the other three stations the surplus revenue is being paid into a special suspense account. The question of the foreign obligations secured on the Chinese Customs revenue is engaging our most careful attention and so far there is no reason, to believe that their security has been impaired. As regards the responsibility of the Japanese Government, I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer returned to him on 13th June.
§ Sir A. M. SAMUEL
Does the action of the Japanese Government conform with the 1907 agreement which arranges that the Dairen Customs should be part of the Chinese Customs?