§ 41. Sir A. KNOX
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what steps he proposes to take in view of the fact that the Soviet Government has instructed its banks not to accept Chervonetz notes from correspondents abroad?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Godfrey Locker-Lampson)
I am making inquiries, but am not vet in possession of the full facts. It would, therefore, be premature to consider what steps, if any it would be proper to take in the matter.
§ Sir A. KNOX
Does this not prove that the Soviet Government is as ready to repudiate its own liabilities as it has been in the past to repudiate those of the Imperial Government?
§ Mr. THURTLE
May I ask the hon. Gentleman whether he is quite certain that the Russian Government has so instructed its banks?
§ Mr. SPEAKER
I think the hon. Gentleman has already stated in his answer that he has no information on this point.