§ 18. Commander Marsden
asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the Japanese censors in Chefoo are refusing to accept code messages for transmission by cable from British firms; and what he proposes to do in the matter?
§ Mr. Butler
No, Sir. But His Majesty's Consul at Cheefoo reported that the Chinese telegraph office, under instructions from the Peking Provisional Government, were refusing to accept code telegrams. A protest has been lodged and arrangements have been made for British commercial messages to be passed temporarily through other channels.