§ 84. Sir JOHN WARDLAW-MILNE
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has received a report regarding the detention of Mr. Mason, a British subject and an employee of the British-American Tobacco Company, by the Japanese police in Manchuria; whether this man was ill-treated by the police and was refused permission to communicate with his consul; and what representations are being made to the Japanese authorities on this subject?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir Samuel Hoare)
Yes, Sir, Mr. Mason was arrested by the Japanese police at Hsinking on 29th June during a disturbance. He was detained until 2nd July, and during the period of detention he appears to have suffered severe treatment and to have been refused permission to communicate with His Majesty's Consul-General at Mukden. Representations have been made to the Japanese authorities in Manchuria by His Majesty's Consul-General, and His Majesty's Ambassador at Tokyo has taken the matter up with the Japanese Government.