37. Sir F. HALL
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that during the recent visit of British warships to Oslo Communist leaflets were distributed among the crews urging men to join in the revolutionary demonstrations which are being organised by the Communist International in a number of cities on 1st August, International Red Day; and whether any Report concerning 419 the incident has been received from the officer in command of the visiting fleet?
The reply to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, the Flag Officer's Report has not yet been received.
Sir F. HALL
As the answer to the first part is in the affirmative, and as 1st August is so very near at hand, may I ask what steps the right hon. Gentleman is taking to obtain a report from the flag officer?
We have taken the usual steps of requesting the flag officer's report, and our request will, no doubt, be treated with the usual despatch.