§ 58. Sir NICHOLAS GRATTAN-DOYLE
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that the Chinese authorities in the province of Honan have taken from a warehouse, leased by a British company, at Hsuchou on the Peking-liankow railway, a quantity of Chinese produce purchased by the company and temporarily stored at that place; that they have removed and sold the produce; that they have forcibly prevented inspection of the warehouse by foreign employés of the company ; and whether he will take steps to ascertain who took and sold the produce and to whom it was sold, and to obtain satisfaction for this confiscation and sale of private property?
I am aware of the matters referred to in my hon. Friend's question, and I am in consultation with His Majesty's Consul-General at Hankow as to what steps should be taken with regard to the case.