HC Deb 17 May 1933 vol 278 c355

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is aware that the American, British and French Governments have refused the Chinese Government's request to prolong for a further period the moratorium on the Boxer indemnity; and whether he will reconsider the British attitude in this matter and urge similar reconsideration by China's other creditors, seeing that most of the Governments of the world have obtained a moratorium on their in debtedness, that the Chinese Government have suffered serious loss of revenue, and have incurred great expenditure to defend China's territorial integrity and political independence?


His Majesty's Government reached their decision not to agree to a further moratorium after the most careful consideration of all the factors involved, including those mentioned by the hon. Member, and I see no reason to reopen the question.