HC Deb 28 June 1906 vol 159 c1132
MR. THORNE (West Ham, S.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that 70,000 unarmed people are estimated to have been slaughtered by the Russian Government in the Baltic Provinces since the beginning of this year; whether he is cognisant of the fact that the massacres of Jews in Biolostoc were organised by the Russian officials; and if, in view of these facts, the Government will cancel the sending of the British Fleet to Cronstadt.


The Answer to all these Questions is in the negative.

MR. FLYNN (Cork, N.)

Is not the only way this country has of marking its sense of the nature of these occurrences to decline to send the Fleet to Russian ports?


I must refer the hon. Member to the Answer I gave the other day.† I have nothing to add with regard to the movements of the Fleet; but, as I have said, if it is desired that I should make a fuller statement or that I should argue the question, I will do so next Thursday.

† See Col. 768.