§ 8. Mr. T. SMITH
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that Mr. Henry Pu-Yi has been crowned first Emperor of Manchukuo and will shortly visit Tokio; and whether, in view of the League of Nations Assembly Report of 24th February, 1933, he will give the House the assurance that the British Ambassador in Tokio will receive instructions not to attend any reception or other function given in honour of Mr. Pu-Yi during his visit to Tokio?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir John Simon)
I am aware of the recent enthronement in Manchuria of the ex-Emperor of China. No report has been received of his impending visit to Tokio, but the obligations undertaken by the States adhering to the resolution of the 24th February, 1933, are well known and will presumably govern their action.
§ Mr. ATTLEE
May I take it from that answer that this occasion will not be one upon which our Ambassador in Tokio will in any way recognise Mr. Henry Pu-Yi as the Emperor of Manchukuo?
§ Sir J. SIMON
As I have indicated, the question is entirely a hypothetical one as I have no report as to the intended visit, but, suppose that such a thing takes place, my answer is complete. The obligations undertaken by the States in regard to Manchukuo—by many other States besides our own—have been entered into, and will be observed.