HC Deb 15 November 1920 vol 134 cc1520-1
68. Mr. RAPER

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the exact status of the All-Russian Co-operative Society and its relation to the Russian Bolshevik delegation in London?

Mr. KELLAWAY (Secretary, Department of Overseas Trade)

The company were registered on the 11th June, 1920, under the Companies Acts, 1908–1917, with a capital of £15,000, and the directors are as stated in the reply to the hon. Member on the 26th October. I understand that the society have acted for the Russian Trade Delegation in respect of certain commercial transactions for the eventual supply of goods to Russia.


May I ask whether, in view of the very doubtful character of at least one director of this company, the hon. Gentleman will be good enough to inquire into its personnel and composition, and the work they are carrying on?


I will make inquiry as to the personnel. I think we are fairly well informed on the matter.

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