§ 11. Mr. MOREING
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can give the House any information with regard to the proposed appointment of Brigadier-General Hammond and two other British railway experts to examine the organisation of the Chinese railway system and to advise the Chinese Government thereon?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE, for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir John Simon)
Brigadier-General F. D. Hammond, accompanied by Mr. L. J. L. Lean and Mr. F. J. M. Taylor, both of the Great Western Railway, is leaving on the 4th April for China, where he will probably remain approximately four months in order to examine and advise upon the reorganisation of the Chinese railway system. His appointment was the result of an entirely spontaneous invitation from the Chinese Government and his mission represents an independent technical inquiry with no political associations.