HC Deb 23 July 1918 vol 108 c1617
8. Mr. KING

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Russians who were officers in the ex-Czar's Army and are tried soldiers are being allowed to deliver speeches to the Russians from the East End who are in a Labour Battalion at Wilderness Camp, Sevenoaks; why are these officers not conscripted as their compatriots; and will he say how many of this battalion have been during the last month, or are now, in hospital or guard room?


Certain Russian officers are attached for liaison duty to the headquarters of the Labour Battalion referred to, and no doubt address the men in the course of their duties. The figures asked for in the last part of the question are eighty-four and nine, respectively. The second part of the question should be addressed to my right hon. Friend the Minister of National Service.

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