§ 32. Colonel WEDGWOOD
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can give an approximate figure as to the number of Russian prisoners still in Germany; whether steps are being taken to repatriate them; and, if so, whether His Majesty's Government will see that these men are not sent to Generals Denikin or Yudenitch or Koltchak to be forced into the counter-revolutionary armies?
The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Harmsworth)
The number of Russian prisoners still in Germany is understood to be about 250,000. The German Government are taking stops to repatriate these prisoners. I know of no intention to send these prisoners against their will to any of the anti-Bolshevik armies.
§ Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
Is a representative of Admiral Koltchak now in Berlin recruiting from these prisoners as reported in the Press to-day?