§ 12. Mr. TAYLOR
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what steps, if any, are being taken to improve the relations between Great Britain and Russia?
Mr. LOCKER - LAMPSON
His Majesty's Government consider that the initiative in this matter now rests with the Soviet Government. They have expressed their willingness to listen to any concrete proposals for the settlement of outstanding difficulties which that Government may care to make; so far, however, there has been no response.
§ Mr. TAYLOR
Can the hon. Gentleman say whether there is any truth in 423 the rumour that the Foreign Secretary is engaged in unofficial conversations with M. Tchitcherin?
§ Mr. SPEAKER
Notice should be given of a question of that nature.