§ 3. Sir CHARLES CAYZER
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His Majesty's Government have now received full satisfaction from the Japanese Government in respect of the incident in which three British sailors were ill-treated by Japanese police at Keelung, in Formosa?
§ 5. Earl WINTERTON
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, failing reparation for the serious assault recently committed by Japanese police upon three British naval ratings and an adequate apology for the discourtesy shown to a British naval officer on the same occasion, he will in- 1307 form the Japanese Government that His Majesty's Government have been regretfully compelled to cancel all courtesy visits by ships of the Royal Navy to Japanese ports and that similar visits by Japanese naval vessels to British ports will not be welcomed?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Eden)
The matter is still under discussion with the Japanese Government. I have received a telegram from His Majesty's Ambassador in Tokyo informing me that the report of the Naval Court of Inquiry into the incident, which was held in Hongkong, was communicated to the Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs on 10th November with a request that it be compared with the report of the local authorities in Formosa. I have not yet leceived the final views of the Japanese Government, but I am daily expecting them, and, in the meanwhile, I should like to defer making a full statement of the case. I shall, however, in any event be prepared to make such a statement in two or three days.