HC Deb 28 February 1924 vol 170 cc666-7
47. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the general lack of information with regard to the objects, extent, and cost of the British intervention in the civil war in Russia following the revolution, even taking into consideration the contents of Command Paper No. 772, of 1920, he will now reconsider the holding of an inquiry into the whole subject?


I see no object in such an inquiry as the hon. and gallant Member suggests, and I think it will be best to await the forthcoming negotiations with the Russian representatives.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the inquiries that took place in the Dardanelles operations and in the Mesopotamia scandals, and does he not think this is a very much greater thing than either of those two?


Yes, I am aware of that, but I can add nothing to this reply.