HC Deb 11 April 1934 vol 288 cc299-300
15. Mr. LYONS

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he has now received any reply from the Government of Japan upon his representations subsequent to the breakdown of the recent negotiations?

Lieut.-Colonel J. COLVILLE (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)

I would refer my hon. and learned Friend to the answer given yesterday by my right hon. Friend to the hon. Members for Platting (Mr. Chorlton) and Ardwick (Captain Fuller).


In view of the uncertainty which is being caused to British industry, will my hon. and gallant Friend put a time limit upon these and all other negotiations with this country?

Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE

I cannot add anything to what my right hon. Friend said yesterday.

Captain FULLER

Is my hon. and gallant Friend aware that no answer was given yesterday?

Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE

Oh, yes, an answer was given: The Japanese Government's reply has now been received and is under consideration.