7. Dr. Russell Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is able to give any information in regard to the progress of the mission undertaken by Sir Otto Niemeyer to advise the Chungking Government against inflationary tendencies in time of war; and was this mission undertaken with the knowledge and approval of the United States Government?
In view of the fact that the Chungking Government have spent already this year, I believe, about double what they did before for military purposes, will my right hon. Friend assure us that the British Government, in conjunction with the United States Government as far as possible, will do all they can to prevent an acute inflationary position occurring in China which might affect China's internal stability and hamper their magnificent war effort against the aggressor in the Far East?