HC Deb 07 March 1938 vol 332 c1515
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.

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