§ 61. Mr. MANDER
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the ceremonies at Tokio in connection with the elevation of Pu-Yi to the imperial throne of Manchuria, any special instructions have been sent to the British Ambassador at Tokio to abstain from taking any action which may imply recognition?
§ The LORD PRIVY SEAL (Mr. Eden)
I have nothing to add to the reply which my right hon. Friend gave to a similar question put by the hon. Member for Normanton (Mr. T. Smith) yesterday.
§ Mr. MANDER
Are we to understand that there is no question of extending official recognition to this puppet Emperor, set up by Japan?
§ Mr. DONNER
In view of all the circumstances and the possibilities there are of obtaining extensions for trade, does the hon. Member not think that it is to our interest to take action?
§ 62. Mr. DONNER
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the coronation of the Emperor Pu-Yi, His Majesty's Government will now consider the extension of official recognition to Manchukuo?
§ Sir BASIL PETO
In the interests of opening up trade in this country, is it not as important for us to be first in a territory of that kind as it is that we should have equal rights with other countries in regard to trading with Soviet Russia?
§ Mr. MANDER
Can the hon. Member say whether so far every country has observed the conditions of the Assembly Resolution?