HC Deb 04 July 1922 vol 156 c186
45. Lieut.-Colonel MURRAY

asked the Prime Minister what were, the instructions given to the British delegates at the Hague Conference with regard to the question of loans or credits for Russia?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Lloyd-George)

The British Delegates are instructed to examine as experts the question whether the conditions necessary for the opening of private credits for Russia can be satisfied, and to report, and, given satisfactory conditions, to make recommendations to the Government as to the application to Russia of the measures for the furtherance of trade with Government assistance outlined in the Memorandum to the Russian Delegation at Genoa dated 3rd May (Command 1667).


asked the Prime Minister how long the British representatives are likely to be further detained at The Hague over the examination of the Russian problem; and whether the Russian plenipotentiaries at The Hague have yet made any advance upon the position taken up by the Russian delegates at Genoa?


The first meeting between the Russian experts and the non-Russian experts took place on the 27th June, and it is too soon for me to make any observations upon the attitude of the former. The duration of the discussions at The Hague must necessarily depend upon the course of further negotiations.