§ 26. Mr. SNOWDEN
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the British Government regards itself as being responsible for moneys lent or credits given to former Russian Governments; and, if so, can he state when the lenders and creditors can expect to receive a proper settlement of their claims in this respect?
§ Mr. McNEILL
No, Sir. His Majesty's Government regard the present Russian Government as responsible for the debts of former Russian Governments. The second part of the question, therefore, does not arise.
§ Mr. MACKINDER
Then are we to understand from that answer that in respect of money borrowed for territory which was previously Russia and is not now Russia, that the Russian Government is being held responsible?