HC Deb 14 April 1921 vol 140 cc1289-90
42. Lieut.-Colonel ARCHER-SHEE

asked the Prime Minister whether any steps have been taken to formulate the general peace treaty alluded to in the preamble of the Russian Trade Agreement; and, if so, as no state of war exists between any part of Russia and this country, he can state what is the object of drawing up a peace treaty?


With regard to the first part of the question, I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply which I returned to the hon. and gallant Member for Central Hull (Lieut.-Commander Kenworthy) on the 11th inst. In regard to the last part of the question, I would refer him to the preamble of the Trade Agreement, which states in general terms the purpose of a general peace treaty, and to the declaration of recognition of claims which is appended to the Agreement.

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