HC Deb 20 March 1940 vol 358 c1956
4. Mr. Price

asked the Prime Minister whether he can make any statement on the conversations which have recently taken place between the Japanese Ambassador in London and Lord Halifax; and, in particular, whether any attempt has been made by the Japanese to obtain from His Majesty's Government their good offices in bringing about contact between the Chinese Government at Chungking and Mr. Wang Ching-wei?

Mr. Butler

The Japanese Ambassador, in accordance with established practice, calls at the Foreign Office from time to time to discuss matters of common interest to our two countries. No such suggestion as is described in the second part of the Question has been made.

Mr. Price

Does the statement made by the Prime Minister to me last January, that the only Government recognised as the Government of China is the Government of Chungking, still hold good?

Mr. Butler

Yes, Sir; all statements by the Prime Minister hold good.

Mr. Noel-Baker

Has the attention of the Government been called to the important statement made by the Chinese Ambassador to this country the other day, on the subject of the so-called Government of Wang Ching-wei?

Mr. Butler

Yes, Sir.