HC Deb 16 March 1920 vol 126 cc1996-7
12. Lieut.-Colonel BUCKLEY

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will state how many British troops there are in Russia, and what steps he is taking for their protection?


The numbers of British troops in Russia are:—

Siberia, 103 all ranks.

South Russia, 1,750 all ranks, including the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.

The Siberian Mission are all concentrated at Vladivostok and, are being withdrawn home, as facilities offer. In view of the presence of American, Czech and Japanese troops at Vladivostok, they are in no danger. As regards the Mission in South Russia, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member of the reply to the question of the hon. Member for Barnard Castle on the 8th March.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

May I ask how that agrees with the answer we have just received from the representative of the Foreign Office to the effect that we are at war with no State in Russia?