HC Deb 21 December 1937 vol 330 cc1778-9
69. Lieut.-Commander Fletcher

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any time limit has been set for the Japanese reply to the British note?

Viscount Cranborne

No, Sir.

Lieut.-Commander Fletcher

In view of the seriousness of these incidents, will some reasonable time limit be set?

Viscount Cranborne

As far as I am aware, there has been no avoidable delay.

Mr. Noel-Baker

Has any disciplinary action been taken by the Japanese Government against the officer who ordered the firing on these ships?

75. Mr. MacLaren (for Colonel Wedgwood)

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether Chinese refugees will be allowed to enter British territory on the mainland opposite Hong Kong?

The Secretary of State for the Colonies (Mr. Ormsby-Gore)

The Governor of Hong Kong is already examining the question with a view to providing within the Colony shelter to as many genuine refugees as possible subject to such necessary considerations as food supply and public health.

Mr. De la Bère

Do the Government forget that in this alleged agricultural revival what agriculture wants is money at 2½ per cent?

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