HC Deb 12 April 1920 vol 127 cc1371-2

(by Private Notice) asked the Prime Minister whether the British Government have received an urgent appeal from Count G. Bobrinski on behalf of some of the last survivors of middle-class civilisation in Russia, who, have been brought to bay in the ports of the Crimea and the Kuban, and are in danger of being overwhelmed, and what steps have been taken by the British Government, by the provision of ships or otherwise, to rescue these unfortunate people, who have, throughout the War, remained faithful to the Allies, from the terrible fate which will otherwise overtake them.


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative, and, to the second, that steps are being taken to afford assistance, but that I am not in a position to give any particulars.