HC Deb 28 June 1926 vol 197 cc803-4
48. Captain BENN

asked the Prime Minister whether the two speeches recently delivered by the Secretary of State for India and the Chancellor of the Exchequer on Anglo-Russian relations express the view of the Cabinet?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Baldwin)

Yes, Sir. These speeches and those of the Lord President of the Council in another place and of the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in this House afford a full statement of the policy of His Majesty's Government.

Captain BENN

Does the Prime Minister associate himself and the Government with the epithets of abuse which were used towards the Soviet Government by these two right hon. Gentlemen?


In our party, as well as in other parties, some of us have to walk on the ground and some of us use wings.


You will be an angel, daddy.


As the statement of the Chancellor of the Exchequer has caused great anxiety to those engaged in trading operations with Russia, can the Prime Minister tell us whether that statement of the Chancellor of the Exchequer in relation to Government help represents the point of view of the Cabinet as a whole?


I believe it does, but I should like to have an opportunity of looking at it. I frankly confess that I have not read every word of it.