asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, before the despatch of Japanese troops to Tsinanfu, consultation took place between any of the signatories of the Nine-Power Treaty signed at Washington on 6th February, 1922; and, if not, whether, in view of the situation which has arisen at Tsinanfu and the provisions of Article 1 of the Treaty, the question of the application of the stipulations contained in Article 7 of the Treaty has been considered by His Majesty's Government?
In accordance with Article VII of the Nine-Power Treaty, the Japanese Government communicated a full statement of their intentions to the contracting Powers principally concerned, for which I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. and gallant Member for Central Hull (Lieut.-Commander Kenworthy) on 14th May. His Majesty's Government are satisfied with this explanation.