§ 13. Major NEWMAN
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will give the names of the Executive Council of the United Russian Committee who have assumed the powers of exempting, on the production of certain documents, Russian subjects of military age resident in this country; whether this Committee have exempted already more than 500 men; and has he any information to show him that the majority of the Committee are not themselves of military age?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Balfour)
The Committee to which the hon. and gallant Member refers is in no way concerned with the issue of certificates of exemption from military service to Russians in this country. Such exemptions are issued by the Russian Consulate-General only after communication with the competent Department in Petrograd.