HC Deb 23 April 1923 vol 163 c22
32. Mr. BECKER

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he has any information as to the amount of grain being exported monthly from Russia; and if there is any shortage of cereal foods amongst the Russian population?


Approximately 300,000 tons of grain are stated to have been exported from Russia this year. According to a report received from the British agent at Moscow, the population are suffering from actual shortage in some areas in Southern Ukraine, Ferghana, and in the Astrakhan and Ural districts.