§ MR. ASCROFT (Oldham)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any reply has been received from the Chinese Government in answer to the representation made by Her Majesty's Government through Sir Claude MacDonald; and whether there is any objection to the same being placed upon the Table of this House before the adjournment of Parliament?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. G. N. CURZON, Lancashire, Southport)
Sir Claude MacDonald reported by telegraph on 25th July that the Chinese Government had expressed their gratitude to Her Majesty's Government for the promise of support which had been given to them, and added that no threat of aggression had been made. As I have given the contents of the telegram in question, there would be no object in laying it separately upon the Table.