§ 28. Mr. SMITHERS
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether there has been any change in the personnel of the Soviet Embassy since its inauguration; what is the increase or decrease in the numbers; how many visas are now in existence for the use of the Soviet Embassy; and how many people do they cover?
Mr. A. HENDERSON
There has been no change in the diplomatic personnel of the Soviet Embassy since its inauguration except for the addition of one Secretary. With regard to the clerical staff of the Embassy, the original establishment of two clerks has since increased to 14 persons. The visas issued to members of the Soviet Embassy, which were valid for their journey to this country, have now expired.
§ 37. Mr. MARJORIBANKS
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will consider the introduction of Government censorship of telegrams addressed to the Soviet Embassy in London?
I do not propose to take any such action. The course suggested is not adopted in regard to any other Embassy, and is entirely contrary to international practice.
§ Mr. MARJORIBANKS
Is it not desirable to remove the Soviet censorship on British Foreign Office telegrams?