HC Deb 31 March 1919 vol 114 c855
54. Colonel WEDGWOOD

asked the Prime Minister whether he will give a day for the discussion of the Motion standing in the name of the hon. Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme with reference to the war in Russia?

The following is the Motion referred to:

"That, in the opinion of this House, British troops should be withdrawn from Russia at the earliest opportunity, peace be made with the de facto Governments of that country, and the blockade raised so as to admit food into Russia."—[Colonel Wedgwood.]

Mr. BONAR LAW (Leader of the House)

The Government are not prepared at present to give a day for this purpose.


In view of the action taken by the South Wales miners in urging that we should withdraw our troops from Russia, could not this House have the privilege of debating this question at an early date?


I think we have discussed it pretty often.


We have had no chance at all!