§ 6. Mr. A. Henderson
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any reply has been received from the Japanese Government to the note of protest presented by His Majesty's Ambassador in Tokyo on behalf of His Majesty's Government, asking for an assurance that the Japanese forces had received strict orders to respect British territory and territorial waters at Hong Kong?
§ Mr. Eden
Yes, Sir. The Japanese Government, in their reply, expressed their regret that British territorial waters were entered without the consent of a British authority, and stated that those responsible have been dealt with appropriately in accordance with the law. The Imperial naval authorities have also sent strict instructions to the naval detachments in China to take adequate precautions against the recurrence of such incidents.
§ Mr. Mander
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the Japanese Navy is under the control of the civil Government?
§ 13. Mr. A. Henderson
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the nature of the reply given to the series of demands presented on 4th January to the chairman of the Shanghai Municipal Council by the Japanese Consular, naval, and military authorities?
§ Mr. Noel-Baker
Has it not become increasingly clear that in fact economic action would be effective to restrain Japanese aggression?