HC Deb 17 February 1920 vol 125 cc680-1
6. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Secretary of State for War what British Military Missions are at present in the Baltic Provinces of the former Russian Empire, Finland, and Poland, respectively; what is their strength and composition; and for what purpose are they maintained in those countries?


There is a British Military Mission in the Baltic States, forming part of the Inter-Allied Mission ordered by the Supreme Council at Paris in connection with the Peace Treaty. Its strength and composition is thirty officers and twenty other ranks. There are also small British Missions in Finland and Warsaw, whose duties are confined to keeping the War Office informed as to the military situation in North Russia and Poland respectively. Their strengths and compositions are as follow:—

Finland.—Ten officers and nineteen other ranks.

Poland.—Twelve officers and twelve other ranks.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Is it expected that it will be possible to withdraw these Missions, in view of the recent statement of policy with regard to Russia?


I am afraid that is a question that must be settled by the Cabinet. I am afraid I cannot answer it.