§ 13. Sir PARK GOFF
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, since his answer to a question on 1st July, 1926, he has any further informer- 1549 tion as to whether the Soviet Government have fulfilled their commercial engagements or otherwise up to date?
§ Sir B. CHADWICK
So far as regards commercial contracts entered into by the Soviet Government, I am not aware of any change in the position.
§ Mr. KIRKWOOD
Have the British Government fulfilled all their agreements with Russia? Is it not the case that when Russia came into the War, this country guaranteed that they would give Russia Constantinople?
§ Mr. THURTLE
Do we understand that there have been no losses whatever in connection with trade transactions with Russia?
§ Sir B. CHADWICK
No, Sir; the hon. Gentleman must understand what I said, that so far as regards commercial contracts entered into by the Soviet Government, I am not aware of any change in the position since the answer referred to in this question was given in June last.
|Numbers.||Pay and Allowances.||Numbers (Vote A) excluding additional numbers.||Net Cash Total of Army Estimates.|
|* The numbers for the War Office Staff include attached officers, typists, messengers and cleaners, but exclude Metropolitan Police and staff on loan to other Government Departments; they also include Local Audit staff at outstations. The pay and allowances have been adjusted accordingly.|
|† Excludes staff for military aeronautics.|
|‡ Excludes "additional numbers," 3,300; Royal Plying Corps, 1,429; and Central Flying School, 103 (see Estimates, 1914–15, p. 12).|
|§ Excludes "additional numbers," 2,027, and native troops in Middle East administered by Air Ministry, 3,600.|
|║ Excludes £1,000,000 provided for Aviation (see p. 74, Estimates, 1914–15).|