HC Deb 09 March 1920 vol 126 cc1089-90
6. Mr. LYLE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Government can confirm the information that, although the Soviet Govern- ment had declared that the death penalty had been abolished, quite recently 227 people were shot by commissaries armed with revolvers at a railway station on the Irinorskaia Railway.


I have received no official confirmation of the report referred to.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Will the details of this wonderful revolver episode be brought to the notice of the Minister of War?