§ Sir WILLIAM COLLINS
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has received any information as to the introduction of the cultivation of the opium poppy into Korea; and whether any communications in reference thereto have passed between His Majesty's Government and the Japanese Government?
§ Sir W. COLLINS
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can make any announcement as to the further suppression of the cultivation of the opium poppy in certain provinces of China; and whether any contingent action has been taken by His Majesty's Government in regard to the importation of opium into China under the agreement entered into with the Chinese Government?
§ Lord R. CECIL
I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which was given in writing on the 24th ultimo to the question put by the hon. Member for East Nottingham. As regards "contingent action," no opium is being conveyed into the provinces which have been inspected and reported free from poppy cultivation, the ports of Shanghai and Canton have been closed to the import of Indian opium, and the agreement has expired.