§ 15. Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any communication has been received through the British Legation to the Holy See from the Pope in regard to the recent persecution of Christians in Russia; and what reply has been made by His Majesty's Government?
Mr. A. HENDERSON
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. The second part, therefore, does not arise.
§ Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE
Is it to be assumed that the public appeal made by the Pope was not communicated to the British Legation?
§ 22. Viscount ELMLEY
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has received a Report from the British Ambassador at Moscow on the religious situation in Russia?
I have as yet received only a preliminary despatch from His Majesty's Ambassador who, however, is furnishing me with a Report in the near future.
§ Sir K. WOOD
Does the right hon. Gentleman propose to communicate to the House a summary of this despatch and exactly what the British representative has said?
To begin with, I could not lay before the House a summary, because I have been reminded already that I must lay these things before the House in full; and it must be perfectly obvious that I cannot commit myself to any course until I have received the Report.
§ Mr. THURTLE
Has the right hon. Gentleman's attention been drawn to the lie direct which has been given by Russia to the statement made against her?
§ Mr. HAYCOCK
If this statement turn out to be a lie, will there be any protection in the future against this kind of lying propaganda?