§ 13. Mr. ALBERY
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His -Majesty's Government have been requested to take any diplomatic action as a result of the arbitration award between the Soviet Government and the Lena Goldfields Company?
§ 34. Sir WILLIAM DAVISON
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what steps the British Government are taking to secure the payment by the Russian Soviet Government of the arbitration award of £12,000,000 in favour of the British company known as Lena Goldfields, Limited, in respect of breaches of contract on the part of the Russian Soviet Government?
§ 35. Mr. MARJORIBANKS
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has yet made any official representations to the Soviet Government as regards their recognition of the award of the Lena arbitration proceedings?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Arthur Henderson)
After the conclusion of the recent arbitration proceedings, the Lena Company requested tile support of His Majesty's Government in this case. His Majesty's Ambassador at Moscow has, therefore, on my instructions, made appropriate representations to the Soviet Government.
§ Mr. MARJORIBANKS
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider holding up votes of credit to Russia until these claims are recognised?
§ Sir W. DAVISON
Is the right hon. Gentleman pressing this matter, seeing that a very large sum of money is at stake which belongs to British citizens? Will he take steps so that the House may be informed at an early date?
§ Mr. HENDERSON
I have already informed the House that I have made representations through our own Ambassador. How strong they are may be a matter of opinion.
§ Commander OLIVER LOCKER - LAMPSON
Will the right hon. Gentleman warn people against investing money in Russia?