HC Deb 01 May 1940 vol 360 c720W
Mr. Noel-Baker

asked the Prime Minister whether he can assure the House that His Majesty's Government will agree to no new arrangements concerning the silver deposits in the banks in the International Concession in Tientsin without the consent of the recognised Government of China?

Mr. Butler

I presume the hon. Member refers to the silver deposited in a Chinese bank in the British Concession at Tientsin. His Majesty's Government have consulted the Chinese Government at all material stages of the negotiations on this subject and are continuing to do so.