Generals Denikin and Wrangel.

Oral Answers to Questions — Russia. – in the House of Commons on 23rd March 1922.

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Photo of Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy , Kingston upon Hull Central

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to reports in the Italian Press of the renewed activities of Generals Denikin and Wrangel in raising forces for attacks on Russia; whether he has yet definite information as to the truth or otherwise of these statements; and can he state the present whereabouts of these two generals?

Photo of Mr Cecil Harmsworth Mr Cecil Harmsworth , Luton

I have not seen the reports referred to. They are not borne out by our own information. General Wrangel was recently at Belgrade, but was expected to leave for Sofia. General Denikin is understood to be living in Brussels.

Photo of Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy , Kingston upon Hull Central

Am I to understand the Foreign Office has definite information that these activities have not been undertaken?

Photo of Mr Cecil Harmsworth Mr Cecil Harmsworth , Luton

According to our information that is so.

Photo of Colonel Josiah Wedgwood Colonel Josiah Wedgwood , Newcastle-under-Lyme

Did the hon. Gentleman say he had not seen these allegations in the Press?

Photo of Mr Cecil Harmsworth Mr Cecil Harmsworth , Luton

In the Italian Press.

Photo of Mr George Barnes Mr George Barnes , Glasgow Gorbals

Are we in any way responsible, financially or otherwise, for the maintenance of the activities of either of these two generals?