§ 19. Captain Kerby
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what subjects he discussed with Mr. Huan Hsiang during their first official meeting at the Foreign Office.
§ Sir Anthony Eden
Mr. Huan Hsiang called upon me on 3rd November to present his credentials as Chinese Chargé d'Affairés.
§ Captain Kerby
Did my right hon. Friend take this opportunity of raising with the new Chinese Chargé d'Affaires the question of Mr. Robert Ford, a British subject who has been languishing in a Chinese gaol for upwards of four years?
§ Sir A. Eden
That subject has been raised a great many times by representatives of Her Majesty's Government, and I think I have stated before that it was raised during the Geneva Conference. But I am not prepared—and it has never been our practice—to give the House any detailed account of confidential meetings which I have with the envoys to Her Majesty's Court.