§ SIR WILLIAM BULL (Hammersmith)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what steps have yet been taken towards putting forward Mr. Nicholas Luxenberg's claim against the Russian Government for his arrest and imprisonment at Odessa in March last, or what further information is required before a claim is put forward by the Government on Mr. Luxenburg's behalf.
§ MR. J. A. PEASE (for Sir EDWARD GREY) Essex, Saffron Walden;
My right hon. friend expects to receive soon from St. Petersburg a Memorandum as to the reason for Mr. Luxenburg's arrest in the first instance. When that is received he will have it, together with Mr. Luxenburg's statement, considered here to determine whether there is any ground on which a claim for compensation can be founded. My right hon. friend cannot make any statement till he has the facts before him.