§ 27. Sir KINGSLEY WOOD
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, since his discussion with the Soviet Ambassador on 22nd January, he has again discussed with him breaches of the protocol with reference to propaganda?
§ 31. Sir A. POWNALL
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Government has yet come to a decision with regard to the recent articles published in the organ of the British section of the Communist International?
§ 40. Sir W. DAVISON
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to the special grant of funds voted by the Præsidium of the Komintern for more active Communist propaganda in Great Britain, India, and Egypt, and for increasing the subsidy to the "Daily 17 Worker" newspaper; whether he has made representations to the Soviet Ambassador on the matter; and with what result?
§ 53. Mr. SMITHERS
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that following the decisions taken at the sixth plenary meeting of the Red International of Labour Unions in Moscow last December, and a meeting of the Minority Movement executive in London, this organisation has been reorganised and is now engaged in building up revolutionary cells in industrial concerns: whether he is aware that the National Minority Movement and the Communist party are taking steps to hinder the transport of troops and munitions to India; and, in view of this concentration of revolutionary propaganda on British industry by this Moscow controlled body, will he make al protest to the Soviet Government under the provision of the protocol of last October?
§ Mr. HAYCOCK
Has the Soviet Ambassador here made any complaint about anti-Soviet propaganda in the British Press every day?
§ 41. Sir W. DAVISON
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that the executive committee of the Third International in Moscow has decided that the Western-European bureau of the Third International shall be transferred from Berlin to London, as offering greater facilities for Communist propaganda than Berlin, especially having regard to the fact that the premises of the Russian trade delegation under the new agreement are now to enjoy the right of extra-territoriality and will not be liable to search by British officials; and what action is being taken in this matter?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Clynes)
I have been asked to reply. I have seen statements in the Press to this effect, but I am not at present in a position to say what action, if any, may be called for.
§ Sir W. DAVISON
Does the right hon. Gentleman recognise the great import- 18 ance of this matter, and will he pursue his inquiries as actively as possible?
§ Mr. CLYNES
Yes. I recognise that it is important, but we have no corroboration of the statements which appeared in the Press; and the necessary inquiries are being pursued.