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British Subjects, Shanghai

Volume 345: debated on Monday 20 March 1939

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25.

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that Mrs. Charles Sherwin, a British subject now in Shanghai, has, during several weeks past, repeatedly applied to the Japanese consular, naval, and military authorities for permission to rejoin her husband in Hankow, and has been consistently refused; and what action he is taking in the matter?

48.

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that a large British company in Shanghai recently applied to the Japanese authorities on the Yangtze for permits for six of their employés to go to Hankow, four British and two Americans; that the permits were granted for the Americans but refused for the British; whether he has inquired why this discrimination was made; and what action he is taking to secure proper treatment for this British company?