§ 5. Lieut.- Commander FLETCHER
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can make any state-merit of the negotiations initiated by His Majesty's Government on the renewal of Article 19 of the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922, with regard to the maintenance of the status quo in the matter of fortifications and naval bases in the Pacific?
§ Mr. MANDER
In view of the short time now remaining, will not my right hon. Friend press the Japanese Government to give an answer at the earliest possible moment? Are we to understand that no reply has been received from the Japanese Government?
Is not this all the more important in view of the Japanese-German agreement? Ought we not to know exactly where we stand?