HC Deb 21 October 1942 vol 383 cc1942-3
3. Captain Gammans

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in the general decision to relinquish extra territorial rights in China, any agreement has been reached regarding the future status of the International Settlement in Shanghai?

Mr. Eden

The negotiations with the Chinese Government for the relinquishment of extra-territorial rights in China have not yet begun but I hope that they will be opened in the near future. My hon. Friend will understand that I am not able to make any statement at this time, although the International Settlement at Shanghai will naturally be one of the subjects for discussion.

Captain Gammans

Will my right hon. Friend see that in these negotiations the position of the Shanghai municipal pensioners will not be lost sight of?

Mr. Eden

I think there is another Question about that matter to which a separate reply is being given.

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