Oral Answers to Questions — Russia (Foreign War Correspondents)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th January 1945.

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Photo of Major-General Sir Alfred Knox Major-General Sir Alfred Knox , Wycombe 12:00 am, 17th January 1945

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether there are any foreign correspondents with the Soviet armies.

Photo of Mr Anthony Eden Mr Anthony Eden , Warwick and Leamington

So far as I am aware, there are no foreign correspondents permanently accredited to the Soviet armies.

Photo of Major-General Sir Alfred Knox Major-General Sir Alfred Knox , Wycombe

Can the right hon. Gentleman give any reason for that, as all the American and British Armies have correspondents? Has permission for correspondents been refused by the Soviet Government?

Photo of Mr Anthony Eden Mr Anthony Eden , Warwick and Leamington

My hon. and gallant Friend will realise that it is not for me to say what reasons the Soviet Government may have for not having correspondents with their Armies.

Photo of Sir Kenneth Pickthorn Sir Kenneth Pickthorn , Cambridge University

Can my right hon. Friend tell us whether the "Daily Worker" has a correspondent with the Soviet Army?