HC Deb 30 October 1918 vol 110 c1450
29. Mr. KING

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that a Russian gentleman, Mr. B. Chrysin, deported with Mr. Litvinoff on 26th September, is in London; and whether his return is in connection with any political object favoured by the Foreign Office?

141. Mr. KING

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that Mr. B. Chrysin, who was deported from this country on 26th September, is now in London and writing letters from his address in the city; by what means and with whose permission was Mr. Chrysin allowed to return; and what action he proposes to take?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to question No. 29, and I will answer at the same time question No. 141. I regret that, in answering the hon. Member's question on the 17th instant, I was mistaken in saying that Chrysin had left this country. This was the information given me, but it proves to be incorrect. There has been some confusion in the case owing to the illness of the officer concerned, but the matter will be investigated.


Will the right hon. Gentleman apologise to Mr. Chrysin, who carries on business in the city in the co-operative movement, and can now have it put to him that the Home Secretary has said that he has been deported when he has never been deported; and will the right hon. Gentleman say who is the official who is responsible?


I am having the matter investigated.

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