HC Deb 16 February 1931 vol 248 cc851-2
14. Mr. ALBERY

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what restrictions of an exceptional nature, if any, are placed upon the activities of newspaper correspondents in Russia?

The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Arthur Henderson)

As stated in my reply to the hon. Member for South Kensington (Sir W. Davison) on 9th February, there are certain limitations on the movement of all foreign nationals in the Soviet Union. The only other restriction, so far as I am aware, upon the activities of newspaper correspondents in the Soviet Union, is that, as I have already informed the House on several occasions, Press telegrams are subject to an official censorship.


Will the right hon. Gentleman point out to the Russian Government that nothing will assist a better understanding between the two countries more than independent publicity?

Commander BELLAIRS

Has the right hon. Gentleman any information as to how many British correspondents there are in Russia? Is there more than one?


I must have notice of that question.

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