§ 26. Mr. Teeling
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the present position between this country and the United States as regard preparations for the signing of a peace treaty with Japan; and whether Great Britain is prepared to sign such a treaty without agreement having been reached with Russia.
The attitude of His Majesty's Government towards the procedure for the Japanese peace settlement was set out fully in notes addressed to the United States, the Chinese and the Soviet Governments, which were released to the Press on 14th December. The United States Government have not yet commented on these notes. With regard to the second part of the Question, it is the earnest hope of His Majesty's Government that all the countries concerned may be able to reach agreement on the procedure to be followed in drawing up the treaty of peace with Japan.