§ 14. Sir C. Cayzer
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to the proposals of the Japanese Government to cancel the perpetual leases, granted to certain British subjects in the treaty pacts upon the expiration of extra-territorial rights in Japan in 1899, on terms which the holders of the leases regard as unilateral denunciation of their rights by the Japanese Government; and whether he proposes to make any representations to the Japanese Government on the subject?
§ Viscount Cranborne
Yes, Sir. The recent proposals of the Japanese Government have been discussed by His Majesty's Ambassador in Tokyo with the British Leaseholders' Committees, and as a result the Ambassador has put forward counter proposals which are now under consideration by the Japanese Government.