HC Deb 12 August 1919 vol 119 c1068
55. Lieut.-Colonel MALONE

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the cost of munitions sent, and being sent, to Russia, and the urgent need for economy in public expenditure, steps will be taken to obtain options on concessions, or by other such means obtain payment for our loans of material to that country?

Mr. BONAR LAW (Leader of the House)

The Government quite realise the force of the statement in the first part of the question, but are not prepared to adopt as part of their policy the demand for concessions.

Lieut.-Colonel MALONE

If Koltchak's Government is considered to be sufficiently stable to warrant the expenditure of public money, why is it not considered sufficiently stable to warrant complete recognition?


That does not arise out of this question.