§ 2. Sir KINGSLEY WOOD
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will state when he last made representations to the Soviet Government in regard to the hostile propaganda of the Third International against this country; and whether, apart from reports of action contemplated or taken by various Communist organisations, he proposes to make immediate representations to the 2129 Soviet Government with regard to the repeated hostile propaganda published in the official organs of the Soviet Government during the last few months, and particularly directed to recent events in India?
Mr. A. HENDERSON
I would call the right hon. Gentleman's attention to the replies which I gave to a number of similar questions on the 19th of May and the 26th of May, to which I have nothing to add at present.
§ Sir K. WOOD
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that he did not reply to the question:if he will state when he last made representations to the Soviet Government.If he looks at his answer, he will see that he did not reply to that question.
I may not have replied to the satisfaction of the right hon. Gentleman, but I did reply.
§ Sir WILLIAM DAVISON
What was the object of the pledge given by the Soviet Ambassador, when it is not fulfilled in any respect?
§ 4. Captain PETER MACDONALD
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is now in a position to tell the House the names of the committee he has set up to investigate the Communist propaganda, and what their terms of reference are?
§ 8. Mr. MARJORIBANKS
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the tribunal set up by him to inquire into Soviet propaganda is prepared to receive evidence and testimony from private sources?
I have nothing to add to the answer which I gave to a question on the same subject by the hon. Member for Eastbourne (Mr. Marjoribanks) on the 28th of May.
§ Captain MACDONALD
Is it a Departmental Committee? Surely the right hon. Gentleman can tell us the terms of reference.
I have already informed the House that machinery has been put into operation, and I do not propose to go further, because I believe it is in the public interest that I should not do so.
§ Mr. MARJORIBANKS
Will the right hon. Gentleman reply to question No. 8, as to whether it will receive such evidence, and may I ask how anybody is going to come forward and give evidence if they do not know what the tribunal is, or where to go?
If the hon. Member has any evidence and he will forward it to me, I will have it inquired into.