§ 1. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what was the final reply of the Soviet Government to the Nansen proposals for feeding the population of Russia?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Cecil Harmsworth)
The reply sent to Doctor Nansen by the Soviet Government was intercepted by wireless on 10th May. It was to the effect that, while they consented to the scheme on humanitarian grounds, they could not agree to the cessation of hostilities, which was a political question except after direct discussion with either the Associated Governments or with persons empowered by them.
§ 2. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if two senators of the ex-Russian Empire, Belgrad and Baronowski, are now in Berlin, seeking German help for a restoration of the monarchy at Petrograd; and, if so, are all steps being taken to counteract any such movement?
§ Mr. HARMSWORTH
His Majesty's Government have no information as to the present activities of Monsieur Belgrad and Monsieur Baronowski. The second part of the hon. and gallant Member's question does not, therefore, arise.
§ Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
Has the hon. Gentleman had any intimation of these two persons being in Berlin?