§ 6. Mr. Hannah
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will call for a report from our Consular officers on conditions under which trade is done at Shanghai, with special reference to the allegations of a widespread system of illicit commissions and bribery exacted by Japanese officials as the price of permitting goods to pass?
§ Mr. Butler
His Majesty's Government have been kept fully informed about trade conditions in Shanghai. The position was explained in the reply to the hon. and gallant Member for Wirral (Captain Graham) on 29th January. As regards the allegation of a widespread system of illicit commissions and bribery, I would refer my hon. Friend to my reply on the same subject on 26th February.