HC Deb 07 June 1917 vol 94 cc330-1

asked the Prime Minister whether the British Government have considered the joint declaration of the Central Committee of the Finnish Democratic Party and of the Finnish. Socialist Parliamentary Party, that, complete sovereign independence being the aim of Finland and nothing less being acceptable to her, the Finnish problem must be treated, not as a Russian domestic question, but as an international question, and as such must be submitted to the forthcoming International Peace Congress; whether the British Government support or oppose this proposition; and, in the event of representatives of Russia opposing the representation of Finland in the Peace Congress, what attitude representatives of the British Government will be instructed to assume?


His Majesty's Government cannot possibly commit themselves to public statements regarding the declarations of Parliamentary parties in friendly foreign countries, or to the course which they will adopt in hypothetical circumstances.