HC Deb 16 July 1931 vol 255 cc749-50

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the fact that the pledge against propaganda is differently interpreted by the Soviet and His' Majesty's Government, he will consider the imposition of specific conditions against anti-British propaganda upon employés of the Soviet Government visiting this country?


No, Sir. The time condition which is imposed in all such cases affords a sufficient means of dealing with this matter, and in my view there would be no advantage in attaching a further condition of the nature suggested.


Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the cases of foreign subjects who have deliberately declared themselves hostile to the Government of this country, and then subsequently come here? Will he not impose special conditions? And has his attention been called to the journalistic activities of Mr. Bukharin in the last few days?


There are three or four points of view presented in that question, and I can only say that all relevant circumstances are taken into account in dealing with individual cases.