HC Deb 31 March 1927 vol 204 cc1437-8
107. Sir A. KNOX

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he regards the Soviet Government as responsible for the actions and utterances of the Commintern and Pro-fintern?


The ultimate responsibility for the actions and utterances of the Comintern (or Third International) and Profintern (or Red International of Labour Unions) rests with the Politbureau, the supreme committee of the Russian Communist party, which issues instructions to both of those two bodies and also to the Soviet Government. In the words of my right hon. Friend's note to Monsieur Rosengolz of the 23rd of February last, this body is "the real dominating authority in the Union."


Is the hon. Member aware that the bodies mentioned in this question have, during the past few weeks, been carrying on a most active anti- British campaign in China, and will he say when the British Foreign Office proposes to take the action contemplated in the Note of five weeks ago?


There is a question on this subject down for Monday.