HC Deb 09 July 1917 vol 95 cc1586-7

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to a statement by the Member for Barnard Castle that the position of the Allies in relation to Russian democracy can be cleared only by a conference of representatives of the Allied Governments, including the United States, and that no ordinary meeting of diplomats would satisfy the Russians; whether the Governments of the Allies are taking immediate steps to summon such a conference; and, if so, whether they are proposing that representatives shall be sent from the various countries who are outside the narrow circle of official diplomatists?


I have seen a report of the nature alluded to in the first part of the question, but it would be premature for His Majesty's Government to take any action before receiving the considered views of the right hon. Member for Barnard Castle. The date and composition of the conference is under consideration by the Allied Governments.