§ Mr. COCKS
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has considered the sworn statement of Mr. William Maxwell Bickerton concerning the treatment received by him at the hands of the Japanese police, in which he alleges that he was beaten by them on several occasions; and, seeing that this British subject was imprisoned for 24 days before being released, will he ask the Japanese authorities for an explanation, compensation, and an apology?
§ Sir J. SIMON
Mr. Bickerton's statement is now under consideration in consultation with His Majesty's Ambassador at Tokyo, and I am, therefore, at present unable to answer the second part of the hon. Member's question.