§ 67. Mr. WATERSON
asked the Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether passports have been refused by the Foreign Office to two Russian experts in rail and motor transport who wished to come to England, and who would be able to make plain to English traders the needs of the Russian transport system; and whether the police Department have any objection to these men?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Cecil Harmsworth)
Application was made in October last for facilities for two Russian railway experts to join the Russian trade delegation in London. The negotiations for a trade agreement were at that time in suspense, and the necessary authorisation was accordingly withheld. No subsequent application has been received. The Home Office raised no objection on personal grounds.
§ Colonel GREIG
Is there any hope that the Russian Government will recog- 1393 nise the debts of the railways in Russia which were incurred in order to make that transport system?