84. Miss LEE
asked the Home Secretary if he is now prepared to grant the right of asylum as a political refugee to Mr. Leon Trotsky?
§ Mr. CLYNES
The answer is in the negative. There can be no question of any departure from the decision taken nearly two years ago, the reasons for which I explained fully to this House on the occasion of the Debate on the 24th of July, 1929. I dealt then with the misconception underlying the use of the phrase "right of asylum."
Can the right hon. Gentleman state why it is possible for the King of Spain as a political refugee to come to this country?
§ Major McKENZIE WOOD
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that Mr. Trotsky 615 in his book said that Lord Passfield told him that the Labour Government would be quite prepared to do it if they were allowed by the Liberals?
Sir H. SAMUEL
Has the right hon. Gentleman received any representations from Liberal quarters against the admission of Mr. Trotsky.