§ 3. Mr. Price
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what negotiations have taken place between His Majesty's Government and the Japanese Government relative to a stoppage of supplies to China via the Burmese overland route; and what representations have been made to His Majesty's Government on this subject?
§ 4. Mr. Wilfrid Roberts
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can make a statement with regard to the recent Japanese request to the British Government?
§ Mr. Butler
The Japanese Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs communicated to His Majesty's Ambassador at Tokyo on 24th June a request from the Japanese Government to put a stop to the transportation of arms, ammunition and certain other supplies to the National Government of China via the Burma route and Hong Kong. The reply to this request is at present under consideration.
§ 5. Mr. R. Morgan
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the present position with regard to the use of the Yangtse by British and other foreign shipping below and above Nanking?
§ Mr. Butler
As I informed my hon. Friend on 29th February, the Yangtse is still closed to third Power shipping above Kiangyin, while below this point British vessels continue to operate under certain difficulties.