HC Deb 16 March 1931 vol 249 cc1652-3
18. Mr. ALBERY

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can now report that any further progress has been made by the Anglo-Soviet Debts and Claims Committee, British section; and whether any additional English members have been added to the committee or sub-committee beyond the five names already notified?


The committee itself issues periodical reports to the Press. So far as I am concerned, I regret that I can add nothing to the reply given to the hon. Members for Moseley (Mr. Hannon) and Chislehurst (Mr. Smithers) on the 9th of March. No additions have been made to the British members of the main committee as enumerated to the House on the 14th July, 1930. I would remind the hon. Member that the names of the gentlemen added to the list of British delegates for service in the sub-committees was announced in the House on the 26th January.


asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has now reached a decision as to the publication of quarterly reports as to the activities and progress of the Anglo-Soviet Debts and Claims Committee and its sub-committees?


I have considered the suggestion of the hon. Member, and can see no public advantage in adopting it.


Is it not a fact that hitherto these proceedings have been nothing more than a farce?

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