HC Deb 06 December 1920 vol 135 c1718
33. Mr. RAPER

asked the Prime Minister what are the results of his inquiries regarding the reported failure of the Russian Soviet Government to fulfil their obligations under their recent Swedish trade agreement, by the terms of which the Russian Soviet Government were to ship certain goods to Sweden within a specified period in exchange for commodities supplied to them from Sweden; and whether, as a result, certain of the Swedish firms in question have refused to supply any further goods until they are repaid either in gold or in kind?


I have not been able to obtain sufficient information to enable me to state to what extent the agreement made in May last between certain Swedish traders and the Centrosojus is being carried out.


If I put a question next week, will the right hon. Gentleman reply?


We have communicated, and have been quite unable to find out. If I get any further information on the subject, I will communicate with my hon. Friend.

Colonel C. LOWTHER

Is the right hon. Gentleman satisfied that the Soviet Government can be relied upon to carry out any obligation?

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