§ 1. Mr. LEES-SMITH
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether arrangements have been made to assist Russia in the renovation and reorganisation of her railway system by means of American engineers and transport workers; and whether the British Government is co-operating in this assistance?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Balfour)
I understand that an American Mission has arrived in Russia, with a view to study the possibility of assisting in the reorganisation of the Russian railways.
We are quite willing to co-operate as far as practicable, but so far we have been able to do little, and, for various reasons, it has been thought better to leave this question mainly in American hands.
§ Mr. D. MASON
Is it not the case that there is a Mission already in Russia representing British interests?
§ Mr. BALFOUR
I do not know whether the hon. Member refers to General de Candolles' Mission, which did a certain amount of work.