§ 85. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether agreement has been reached between Mr. Chen and Mr. O'Malley regarding the British concession at Kiukiang; and what other foreign concessions are under discussion as to their future between His Majesty's Government and the Chinese authorities?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Godfrey Locker-Lampson)
Agreement was reached between Mr. Chen and Mr. O'Malley regarding the Kiukiang concession on 2nd March. Discussions are now in progress between His Majesty's Government and the Wai Chiao-pu with regard to the British concession at Tientsin.
§ Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
Is it the policy of the Government only to negotiate after a concession such as Wupu has been occupied, or is it the policy of the Government to negotiate before a place is threatened?
§ Mr. LOCKER-LAMPSON
We made it quite clear in our declaration to the Southern and Northern Governments on 28th January that we are prepared to negotiate in regard to all the concessions.