HC Deb 21 October 1920 vol 133 cc1061-2
25. Mr. RAPER

asked the Prime Minister, whether His Majesty's Government are willing to recognise any Government in Russia which is elected by a freewill majority of the Russian people.

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)

My hon. friend, the Prime Minister, who is unavoidably detained on public business, has asked me to read his answer: I am not in a position to reply to a hypothetical question couched in such general terms. Should the contingency arise, His Majesty's Government will naturally be disposed to consider favourably a claim to recognition.


If that is the attitude of the Government, why do they not accord the same form of recognition to General Wrangel's Government, as did France?


The attitude of His Majesty's Government in respect of General Wrangel has, I think, been discussed on more than one occasion.