§ 11. Mr. SPOOR
asked the Foreign Secretary whether the policy to recognise no Russian Government which could not speak for the whole of the former Imperial Russia of the Czar has been abandoned; if so, on what date; whether any definite declaration of intentions or policy in this connection can be referred to; whether any Russian Government at the present time does actually speak for the whole of Imperial Russia or claims to do so; and, if so, what that Government is; and whether it has any representative in London?
The answer to the first, second, and third parts of the hon. Member's question is that His Majesty's Government have never decided not to recognise any Russian Government which could not speak for the whole of the former Imperial Russian Empire. The answer to the fourth part is in the negative. The fifth and sixth do not, consequently, arise.