HC Deb 26 February 1920 vol 125 cc1883-4

asked the Prime Minister whether food or other supplies are still being sent to Archangel, as promised to the Archangel Government; if so, what is the total cost up to the present date of food sent, and if such supplies are still being sent; and whether any date has been fixed for the conclusion of this expense?


No promises were made. His Majesty's Government were informed by Lord Rawlinson, when he arrived in England at the beginning of October, that in view of all the circumstances surrounding our evacuation of North Russia, it would be desirable to supply another 5,000 or 6,000 tons of flour. An arrangement was come to whereby General Denikin was to arrange for the shipment of a cargo of wheat to Egypt, in return for which we would ship a cargo to Murmansk. The Denikin Government, however, failed to effect the shipment.