§ Mr. D. G. SOMERVILLE
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the steps being taken by the British Government to protect British traders at Antung whose interests are threatened by the Japanese refusing in future to permit the operation of the railway swing bridge over the river connecting Antung to the sea?
§ Sir J. SIMON
As the hon. Member for Wolverhampton, East (Mr. Mander) was informed on 11th July, this matter has formed the subject of representations by His Majesty's Ambassador at Tokyo to the Japanese Government. The note in reply to these representations has not yet reached me, and I am not therefore in a position to add anything to the statement already made.