HC Deb 27 June 1940 vol 362 cc615-6W
Mr. W. Roberts

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any protest has been made on behalf of the Chinese Government with regard to the recent Tientsin Agreement between the British and Japanese Governments; and whether the Government of the United States of America was informed of the contents of the agreement before it was signed?

Mr. Butler

I would remind the hon. Member that, as I stated in the House on 19th June, the Chinese Government have agreed to the arrangements made for the disposal of the silver deposited in the British Concession. No protest has been made by the Chinese Government or on their behalf with regard to the Tientsin Agreement. As regards the second part of the Question, copies of the relevant documents were as a matter of courtesy communicated to the United States Government in advance of publication.