HC Deb 26 November 1934 vol 295 cc480-1
12. Captain FULLER

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the present position in the Burma-Yunnan frontier dispute; and what prospect there is of an early settlement?


The situation on the frontier is at present quiet. Negotiations are proceeding with the Chinese Government with a view to the determination of the section of the frontier in dispute.

Captain FULLER

Is not this question much greater than the answer which the right hon. Gentleman has given indicates? Is it not the fact that it has been necessary to turn out British troops, many of whom have been out throughout the whole of the monsoon and that there have been many casualties as well?


My hon. and gallant Friend must not judge the importance attached to a question by the brevity of the answer. It is understood that the Chinese forces have withdrawn from the area of the dispute and that British forces at no time entered this area. I can assure my hon. Friend that negotiations are in progress and that we have reason to hope that they may lead to a satisfactory conclusion.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say with which Chinese Government the negotiations are proceeding?