13. Sir NICHOLAS GRATTANDOYLE
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the present and latest position in regard to the arrests and imprisonment of British subjects in Russia; and what steps, if any, have been taken to secure their release?
§ 14. Sir WILLIAM DAVISON
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will inform the House as to the result of the further representations made to the Soviet Government by the British Ambassador on behalf of His Majesty's Government with regard to the British citizens under arrest in Moscow?
§ 15 and 16. Commander OLIVER LOCKER-LAMPSON
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1) whether the British nationals arrested in Russia have secured legal advice and will receive the benefit of a barrister's advocacy in court;
(2) whether the charge against the British nationals in Russia has been formulated?
§ 17. Major - General Sir ALFRED KNOX
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, pending the unconditional release of the British subjects now imprisoned in Moscow, he will cause an embargo to be placed on all imports from the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Eden)
His Majesty's Government are in active communication with the Soviet Government regarding the arrested employes of the Metropolitan-Vickers Company. An announcement on the subject will be made to the House this week, but it is not in the public interest to make any further statement to-day.
§ Sir N. GRATTAN-DOYLE
Will my hon. Friend assure the House that the same treatment as is obtained for British subjects will also be given to other employés of the firm who are not British subjects?
§ Commander LOCKER-LAMPSON
Will my hon. Friend allow other British nationals in Russia to realise the danger which they run of improper arrest?