§ 41. Mr. LYNCH
asked the Prime Minister whether he will take steps immediately to neutralise by every means in his power the impression, said to be prevalent in Russian as a consequence of the visit there of Lord Milner, that the Government of this country was desirous of upholding the old regime and of discouraging and checking the movement for the establishment of popular rights?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Bonar Law)
I do not believe that any such impression exists. as it would be entirely contrary to fact.
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
I have not seen any statement as to such an impression as that. I have seen statements emanating from our enemies that it was owing to Lord Milner that the Czar was overthrown.
§ Mr. OUTHWAITE
Is the Leader of the House aware that the Foreign Office have issued an instruction to the Press that they are to deal kindly with the late Czar, and not to criticise him severely?
§ Mr. PRINGLE
Arising out of that answer, will the right hon. Gentleman not consider that it might be advisable for Lord Milner to modify the interview which he gave on his return from Russia?