§ 34. Captain CROOKSHANK
asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he has called for any general survey of Russian trade from our Trade Commissioner in Russia; and, if so, how soon he expects to receive it?
§ 35. Sir KINGSLEY WOOD
asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he will make available to the Members of this House the reports he has received from the Commercial Counsellor at Moscow; and whether he proposes to publish an annual report prepared by the Trade Commissioners?
§ Mr. GILLETT (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)
Reports received from the Commercial Counsellor at Moscow are being and will continue to 1918 be treated in precisely the same way as those received from other countries. Any request from Members of this House for commercial information about Russia will, as in the case of any other country, receive special consideration. With regard to the question of calling for a general survey or annual report, I will give the matter my attention as soon as the commercial diplomatic officers have been sufficiently long at their post.
§ Captain CROOKSHANK
May I ask the hon. Member why it is he is treating Russia like any other country, when his own party thinks that it is something much better?