HC Deb 17 July 1933 vol 280 cc1533-4
14. Mr. T. SMITH

(for Mr. T. WILLIAMS) asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will state the nature of the specific charge or charges that were brought against 'Mr. Lenox Simpson by the Manchurian Government; and whether such charges have been proved to the satisfaction of the British Consul?


The complaints made by the Manchurian authorities against Mr. Simpson were described in my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for East Wolverhampton (Mr. Mander) on 12th July. The precise ground of His Majesty's Consul-General's protest was that a charge should have been brought in die Consular Court and was not brought, and it was therefore clearly impossible for him to enter into any discussion with the local authorities as to whether their complaints against Mr. Simpson were justified or not.