§ 7. Mr. D. G. SOMERVILLE
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any British consular representatives have now been appointed to the Manchukuo Government; and whether it is intended to give full recognition to the Manchukuo Government?
§ Sir J. SIMON
British consular representatives continue to be stationed, as they have been for many years past, at Harbin, Mukden and Newchwang. During the last two and a half years they have maintained such relations with the appropriate local authorities as appeared to be necessitated by British interests. No question of recognition by His Majesty's Government of the existing regime in Manchuria has been involved in these relations. As regards the second part of the question, the position continues to be 337 governed by the resolution taken by the Assembly of the League of Nations on the 24th February, 1933, under which members of the League undertook not to recognise the existing regime in Manchukuo.