Russian Propaganda (Great Britain).

Oral Answers to Questions — Inter-Allied Debts. – in the House of Commons on 12th December 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 Prime Minister whether His Majesty's Government has any present complaint against the Russian Government on the ground of subsidies paid by that Government to persons in this country for the purpose of spreading disaffection; whether any complaint on this subject has been laid during the present year by His Majesty's Government to the Russian Government; and what were the circumstances?

Photo of Mr Bonar Law Mr Bonar Law , Glasgow Central

As regards the first part of the question, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the answer given by the Home Secretary to a question by him on the 5th December. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative.

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

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the answer said that no statement could be made. May I be informed, yes or no, have the Government any complaint about propaganda by the Russian Government in this country?

Photo of Mr Bonar Law Mr Bonar Law , Glasgow Central

The answer to which the hon. and gallant Gentleman has been referred said that no statement could be made.

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

May I call for some answer, Mr. Speaker, to my question?

Photo of Mr John Whitley Mr John Whitley , Halifax

The answer was precise and complete.