All 9 results for speaker:Mr Edward Lessing

Orders of the Day — Supply. — [14TH Allotted Day.]: Foreign Office. (7 Jul 1924)

Mr Edward Lessing: I only desire to intervene in this, Debate for a very short time, and, before I address myself to certain points that have been raised in the Debate so far, I should like, if I am in order, to refer to something which fell from the hon. and gallant Member for the Handsworth Division of Birmingham (Commander O. Locker-Lampson), who referred in rather pointed terms to the death of Captain Cromie.

Orders of the Day — Supply. — [14TH Allotted Day.]: Foreign Office. (7 Jul 1924)

Mr Edward Lessing: I will deal in a moment or two with the question whether it was a murder, and I think that possibly it may be of interest to the Committee if I throw a little light on the subject, because, first of all, I was present on the occasion of the alleged murder of Captain Cromie. There has been a great deal of misconception about a good many of the happenings since the Russian Revolution took...

Orders of the Day — Supply. — [14TH Allotted Day.]: Foreign Office. (7 Jul 1924)

Mr Edward Lessing: As to how far he was denied burial I am unable to state, because I was in the hands of the assailants, and was imprisoned in the Peter and Paul Fortress at the time when the burial took place, only receiving the information from the neutral Ministers after I was released. What I can say, however, is that I do not remember—and I was within a few yards of Captain Cromie when he was shot—I...

Orders of the Day — Supply. — [14TH Allotted Day.]: Foreign Office. (7 Jul 1924)

Mr Edward Lessing: I, of course, pass from that point. As it was mentioned, and as I was able to throw a little light upon it, I thought it was as well that I should do so.

Orders of the Day — Supply. — [14TH Allotted Day.]: Foreign Office. (7 Jul 1924)

Mr Edward Lessing: Before I pass from the question, I would merely say this—

Orders of the Day — Supply. — [14TH Allotted Day.]: Foreign Office. (7 Jul 1924)

Mr Edward Lessing: To the best of my recollection, in fact to my knowledge, there was a large number of people in the Embassy building including women, but as far as I know, no shot was fired within the Embassy until Captain Cromie shot the oncoming agents of the Bolshevik Government. As a matter of fact, they did not fire first. I do not mention these facts in any defence of the Soviet Government. I merely...

Orders of the Day — Supply. — [14TH Allotted Day.]: Foreign Office. (7 Jul 1924)

Mr Edward Lessing: But certainly not there at the time.

Orders of the Day — Supply. — [14TH Allotted Day.]: Foreign Office. (7 Jul 1924)

Mr Edward Lessing: The hon. and gallant Member for Handsworth (Commander Locker-Lampson) referred to the fact that the body was mutilated or desecrated. When I was set free six weeks later I saw the neutral Ministers who were present, and I put the question to them as to whether there was violence of that kind after death, and they told me there was not.

Oral Answers to Questions — Russia.: British Treaties. (25 Feb 1924)

Mr Edward Lessing: 25. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will state which were the Treaties in force between Great Britain and Russia, before the Revolution of 1917, which have not lapsed by denunciation or become obsolete before that date?


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