§ 45. Mr. LUNN
asked the Prime Minister whether, before the Russian Soviet Government had replied to the Nansen proposals, these proposals had already been refused by any other Governments in the territory of the former Russian Empire; if so, what were the reasons given for their refusal; and whether any further progress has been made in the negotiations for the feeding of Russia through a neutral commission?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW (Leader of the House)
The answer to the first part of the hon. Member's question is in the negative, the second part does not, therefore, arise. It is, however, the case that on the day before the Soviet Government replied, a warning was received from the Russian Political Conference in Paris to the effect that the revictualling of Russia should be independent of all Bolshevik influences. His Majesty's Government are not aware that any further progress has been made in the negotiations for the feeding of Russia through a neutral commission.