HC Deb 03 April 1919 vol 114 cc1371-2
51. Sir F. HALL

asked the Prime Minister if his attention has been called to the publication by Bolshevist agents of statements to the effect that the reports of decrees having been issued by certain of the provincial Soviet governments in Russia under which women were made common property for sexual purposes are entirely without foundation; if the Government are in possession of information confirming the accuracy of such reports; and, if so, whether he will consider as to taking steps to bring to the knowledge of the country generally the results, in this and other directions, of Bolshevist rule, in order to counteract the influence of those who are advocating similar principles of government in the United Kingdom?


In answer to the first and second parts of the hon. and gallant Member's question, His Majesty's Government has no information to show, whether the proclamation about the nationalisation of women published by an anarchist club in the town of Saratov was or was not approved by the Bolshevik Government in Moscow. In answer to the third part of the question, papers were laid before Parliament yesterday, and will, I hope, be distributed to Members to-night dealing with the present Bolshevist rule in Russia.