§ Captain ERSKINE-BOLST
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the importance of North China to British trade and the existence of British undertakings in that area, he has any information as to the extent to which further economic penetration of the district is being planned by the Japanese Government?
§ Sir J. SIMON
My hon. and gallant Friend the Secretary of the Department of Overseas Trade receives at intervals reports upon the economic condition of North China as upon other parts of that country. I would, in particular, draw my hon. and gallant Friend's attention to the annex on trading conditions in Manchuria appended to the "Report on Trade and Economic Conditions in China" published by His Majesty's Stationery Office in December last.