§ 32. Colonel WEDGWOOD
asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that Russian trades union leaders are alleged to have been arrested at Batoum by the British Forces and deported to Constantinople; whether he is aware that great indignation has been aroused in Russia by this alleged arrest; whether the allegation is correct; and, if so, on what grounds were the arrests made and was approval given by His Majesty's Government before the step was taken?
§ Colonel WEDGWOOD
Can the right hon. Gentleman say when the telegram was sent and whether a further telegram has been sent demanding a reply on this point?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
The telegram was sent to Constantinople immediately after the question was put. I have no doubt they have had to make inquiries elsewhere on the subject.
§ Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
Will these prisoners be released if the facts are as stated in the question?