HC Deb 30 October 1919 vol 120 cc865-6
35. Colonel WEDGWOOD

asked the Home Secretary whether the eighty Russians deported from England in May or June last are still detained in internment in Turkey, or are being sent on to parts of Russia under the control of General Denikin, K.C.B.; if the latter, what steps are being taken to see that they are not hanged or imprisoned; and under what Vote the charge for feeding and guarding these men is to be found?


The latest information received through the Foreign Office from the Admiral in Command at Constantinople is that these men were landed on the 6th September at Novorossisk. I have no reason to doubt that the naval authorities made proper arrangements for their safety. The charges in connection with their deportation[...] to the time of sailing fall on the Home Office Vote; their maintenance on board ship would, I presume, be defrayed by the Ministry of Shipping.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Might I ask for a definite answer to the first part of the question; whether thess. inert have been handed over to the forces under General Denikin? Surely my hon. and gallant Friend knows that'?


I have given the House fully the information that we have with regard to tins matter.