HC Deb 08 June 1931 vol 253 c603
30. Mr. HASLAM

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is aware that British nationals passing through Russia by the Siberian Railway have had their English currency confiscated at the rate of £1 a day, even in cases where they have not partaken of the fare provided under the currency regulations of 21st March last; and whether he has instructed His Majesty's Ambassador in Moscow to protest against such charges, especially in cases where none of the food provided is used or required?


As I informed the House on Wednesday last, I am in correspondence with His Majesty's Ambassador at Moscow on this subject; but I have not yet received his reply.


Has the right hon. Gentleman made no protest whatever against these unjust exactions on British travellers, and are we to understand that these robberies can continue?