HC Deb 06 August 1941 vol 373 cc1927-8
10. Lieut.-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can give the names of the British firms whose property has been seized by the Japanese in Northern China; what steps we are taking in the matter; and whether there are enough Japanese firms in British territory, especially Malaya, to enable us, if necessary, to take counter action?

Mr. Eden

Some interference with. British firms in North China has resulted from action taken by the Japanese by way of reprisal for the freezing of Japanese assets in British territory. No information, however, has been received to indicate that any property belonging to British firms has been seized. The position is, however, being closely watched by the local British authorities.