HC Deb 23 December 1937 vol 330 cc2175-6W
Mr. Mander

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will state the nature and quantity of arms for which a licence has recently been issued for export to Japan; and whether any others are under consideration?

Mr. R. S. Hudson

As regards the first part of the question, I would refer to the answer on this subject given to the hon. and gallant Member for Nuneaton (Lieut.-Commander Fletcher) on 8th November. The answer to the second part of the question is in the affirmative.

Mr. Noel-Baker

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can say what disciplinary action has been taken by the Japanese Government against the army officer who ordered shore batteries to fire on His Majesty's Ship "Ladybird" on the Yangtse on 17th December?

Viscount Cranborne

No, Sir. I am awaiting a further communication from the Japanese Government in regard to the measures which they have taken in connection with this incident.

Mr. Sutcliffe

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to what extent Japanese goods are now entering China tree of duty; and whether the imports of other nations are subjected to the statutory duty?

Mr. Eden

I have no information to show that imports in general are not subjected to the statutory duty. I understand, however, that goods described by the Japanese as military supplies are said to be entering China free of duty.

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