§ Sir W. de FRECE
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will remove the British Legation from Peking to Nanking, so as to improve the contact between the British representative and the Nanking Government?
Mr. A. HENDERSON
There are serious physical and other difficulties in the way of removing His Majesty's Legation as a whole from Peking to Nanking. Steps have, however, been taken to lease such premises as are available at Nanking, and to establish a branch of the Legation there. The question whether any further arrangements can be made to improve the contact between the British representative and the Nanking Government is now under consideration.