HC Deb 16 March 1922 vol 151 cc2360-1
36. Colonel NEWMAN

asked the Prime Minister whether the evidence that has been brought to light directly connecting the Government of the Russian Republic with the present outbreak of civil war at Johannesburg will modify his present intention of meeting the Soviet authorities in conference; and, if the answer is in the negative, will these activities of the Soviet Government be the subject of remonstrance or of discussion at the forthcoming Genoa Conference?


I am not in possession of any official information in support of the allegations which have recently appeared in the Press on this subject. As regards the last part of the question, I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the answer given by the Prime Minister on the 13th February last.

Colonel NEWMAN

Will the right hon. Gentleman get into communication with a representative in this country of the Union of South Africa?