§ Lieut.-Colonel MOORE
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any information as to how many Japanese troops are at present in North China and where they are stationed?
§ Mr. EDEN
According to a statement issued to the Press by the local Japanese military authorities on 5th July, the total Japanese troops now in North China number slightly more than 4,000 men. I understand that the bulk of them are stationed in the Peking-Tientsin area and in the neighbourhood of the Great Wall.