§ Mr. BURNETT
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any further information as to the settlement by the Chinese Government of claims by former British employés of Chinese railways for moneys due to them under their agreement at the termination of their services?
§ Mr. EDEN
Arrangements have now been completed for payment of the claims of former employés of the Tientsin-Pukow Railway, and the Hunan-Hupei (Cantonliankow) Railway, at a figure agreed upon between the Ministry of Railways and the claimants. In both cases payment of the first instalment has already been made to His Majesty's Consul at Nanking, and the amount is being distributed by him. The Tientsin-Pukow Raillwav Administration proposes to make payment in three equal monthly instalments, but discussions are still proceeding in regard to the number of instalments to be paid by the HunanHupei Railway.