HC Deb 15 November 1937 vol 329 c34W
Captain Plugge

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the military occupation of Shanghai by the Japanese has in any way affected the status of the International Settlement; and whether there has been any interference with the forces anti representatives of Foreign Powers?

Viscount Cranborne

The status of the International Settlement at Shanghai is governed by the Land Regulations, which have not been altered as a result of the Sino-Japanese hostilities. With the exception of certain isolated incidents of which the House is already aware, there has been no interference with the forces or representatives of Foreign Powers.