§ 32. Sir WILLIAM DAVISON
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will inform the House what further action has been taken by His Majesty's Government to secure payment from the Russian Soviet Government of the arbitral award of approximately £13,000,000 in favour of Lena Goldfields, Limited, and the result of such action?
§ Sir W. DAVISON
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Under-Secretary informed the House shortly before the Christmas Recess, that he hoped the Foreign Office would be able when the House resumed to say what steps the British Government were taking? Does the right hon. Gentleman expect soon to be able to make a statement?
§ Sir J. SIMON
Yes, Sir, I am aware of what my hon. Friend said, and it was quite correct, but I have my own reasons for saying that I cannot make a further statement.