§ 24. Captain PETER MACDONALD
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has received any intimation from the Soviet Government as to the composition of the delegation to negotiate on claims and counterclaims; if so, whether he will state the names of the Soviet delegates as well as the British delegates; and what the terms of reference of the committee of investigation are to be?
§ 29. Sir NICHOLAS GRATTAN-DOYLE
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can state the names of the British members of the joint committee to negotiate with the Soviet representatives on claims and counterclaims?
Mr. A. HENDERSON
May I ask the hon. Members to be so kind as to repeat their questions on Monday next?
§ Sir N. GRATTAN-DOYLE
Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware that this is the third occasion upon which he has postponed his answer to this question, and is it not sufficiently important to give it his special attention?
§ 25. Sir WILLIAM DAVISON
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can assure the House that it is not proposed to guarantee any loan to the Russian Soviet Government connection with the negotiations for the payment of debts due to British nationals?
Yes, Sir. I gave an assurance in this sense in my reply to the hon. Member for Farnham (Mr. A. M. Samuel) on the 27th of January last, since when there has been no change in the policy of His Majesty's Government.
§ Mr. ARTHUR MICHAEL SAMUEL
How does the right hon. Gentleman reconcile that statement with the fact that His Majesty's Government are now guaranteeing the credit of the Soviet Trade Delegation?