HC Deb 14 November 1932 vol 270 cc738-9

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that, at the recent meeting of the executive committee of the Communist International in Moscow, instructions were issued to the Communist party of Great Britain to rouse the people for a struggle for the independence of the British Colonies and Ireland, and to the Communist party of India to prepare for a general strike and support the non-payment of taxes, rents and debts; that further orders were issued to the Communist party of Great Britain to immediately form nuclei in military units and similar organisations; and, in view of the agreements by the Soviet Government to abstain from propaganda, which has been officially held to include the activities of the Third International, he will say what steps he proposes to take in the matter?


I have seen a Press statement to this effect. A report on the document has been called for from His Majesty's Ambassador at Moscow. I am informed that the report has just been received but there has not yet been sufficient time to consider.

Captain RAMSAY

May I respectfully ask the right hon. Gentleman whether, if this report is confirmed, he will take steps to remedy this situation, before a new trade agreement is carried out with Russia?


The hon. and gallant Member had better wait until the report is confirmed.

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