HC Deb 17 November 1919 vol 121 c603
49. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to a declaration in the Press by the friendly States of Esthonia, Latvia, and Lithuania to the effect that they are driven to the necessity of making peace with Soviet Russia; whether, in view of the sufferings of these States and their gallant fight against German and pro-German Russian forces in the Baltic provinces, any obstacle will be placed in their way by His Majesty's Government; and what is the Government's present policy towards these States?


I have seen several statements in the Press regarding the overtures that have been made to the Baltic States by the Soviet Government. No obstacle has been placed by His Majesty's Government in the way of such negotiations, which are clearly a matter for the States themselves.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

Can I have an answer to the last part of my question?


I have said that no obstacle is being placed in their way.