§ 36. Commander BELLAIRS
asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to the announcement in the Bolshevist Press in Russia that the Soviet Government has now abolished the rights to all private ownership in books; and whether he has any information as to why this paricular branch of private enterprise was hitherto spared.
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Cecil Harmsworth)
His Majesty's Government have no information about this particular decree of the Soviet Government.
§ Commander BELLAIRS
In the event of the Foreign Office finding out that the information published in the Bolshevist newspapers is correct that they have suppressed the rights of private ownership in books, will the Government look after the interests of Comrade Bernard Shaw?