HC Deb 01 March 1934 vol 286 cc1280-1W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he has any information as to the intention on the part of important nations outside the League of Nations, such as the United States of America and Germany, to take steps to give official recognition to the State of Manchukuo; and whether he proposes to take any steps to suggest the desirability of general adherence to the League of Nations' policy in this matter?


I have received no information which would indicate that any State is contemplating recognition of the existing regime in Manchuria; and in these circumstances action of the kind suggested in the second part of the question would not appear to be called for.


asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will give particulars of the communication recently addressed by the British Government to the Secretary-General of the League of Nations with reference to a communication from the department of communications of Manchukuo; and what action has been taken thereon?


The Secretary-General of the League of Nations was requested to lay before the appropriate Committee of the League the question of the liquidation of postal accounts in respect of mails sent through Manchuria with a view to defining the extent to whichde facto relations may be permitted with the Manchurian postal authorities without involving the question of recognition. With regard to the second part of the question, I would refer to the answer given on the 21st February to my hon. Friend the Member for Willesden, East (Mr. D. G. Somerville).

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