§ SIR E. ASHMEAD-BARTLETT (Sheffield, Ecclesall)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether Her Majesty's Government will arrange with the Government of Japan, the only Power able to act without delay, to at once send an adequate land force to suppress the disturbances in China.
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
It is undesirable to state the nature of negotiations which may be proceeding. Her Majesty's Government would welcome the despatch of troops by any Power which, owing to the proximity of its troops, may be able to act at once for the suppression of disturbances in North China.