HC Deb 14 July 1924 vol 176 cc8-9
18. Lieut.-Colonel HOWARD-BURY

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any information as to the fate of the silver plate that formed part of the property of His Majesty's Government at the British Embassy at Leningrad; and whether, in the present negotiations with the Soviet Government representatives, a demand has been submitted for its restitution or for an adequate or equivalent compensation?


His Majesty's Government are without definite information as to the fate of the silver plate of the British Embassy at Leningrad. This plate is included in the inventory of diplomatic property, the restitution of which forms part of the agenda of the present conference.

Lieut.-Colonel HOWARD-BURY

Will the right hon. Gentleman say whether this matter is being pressed before any money is given to the Soviet Government

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Is not this by far the most important question before the conference?

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