HC Deb 15 October 1918 vol 110 c15
16. Mr. KING

asked the Prime Minister whether, since the initiation of military operations in August on Russian soil, the policy of conscripting Russians into the British Army under the Russian military convention has been reconsidered; whether the practice till then prevailing has been modified or abandoned; if so, in what respect; and whether he can state the number of Russians who have joined the British Army under the Russian military convention?

The MINISTER of NATIONAL SERVICE (Sir Auckland Geddes)

My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply. The answer to the first and second parts of the question is in the negative. As regards the third part of the question, the returns showing these figures as at 30th September, 1918, are not yet to hand, but it may be assumed that the total is approximately 5,600.