§ 44. Mr. LOOKER
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to the fact that the Nanking Government has banned the "North China Daily News" the use of the Chinese post office; and whether, in view of the conditions under which China is a member of the International Postal Union, he will take immediate steps to make representations to the Chinese Government against this differential treatment of the mails?
Yes, Sir; this matter has been reported by His Majesty's Minister at Peking. In view of the saving for internal legislation contained in Article 6 of the Universal Postal Convention, and of the right of prohibition defined in Article 41 (1) (g), that instrument furnishes no ground for representations to the National Government, but Sir M. Lampson has instructed His Majesty's Consul-General at Nanking to take up the matter with the Minister for Foreign Affairs.