HC Deb 24 February 1920 vol 125 cc1467-8
8. Lieut.-Colonel Sir F. HALL

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if an agreement has been arrived at with regard to the exchange of prisoners with Russia; if so, will he arrange for the agreement to be laid upon the Table of the House; if the agreement is in similar terms as regards the classes and numbers of British and Russian prisoners, respectively, to be exchanged; and if he will state whether it provides for the cost of the repatriation of Russian prisoners in neutral countries to be borne by Great Britain?


The reply to the first three parts of the hon. and gallant Member's question is in the affirmative. As regards the fourth, His Majesty's Government have undertaken to render every possible assistance so far as sea transport is concerned, if it should become necessary to do so for the repatriation of Russian Nationals who are at present either prisoners in, or unable to leave, various neutral countries, subject to the consent of those Governments.