§ 8. Sir WILLIAM DAVISON
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has now received a reply from the Russian Soviet Government to the British Government's claim with regard to the robbery of plate, furniture, and other valuables from the British Embassy in Petrograd in 1918 by officials of the Soviet Government, in respect of which repeated representations have been made by the British Government and, in particular, on 21st October, 1931 and 25th March, 1935; and what is the nature of the Soviet Government's reply and of their proposals for compensating the British Government in respect of the property stolen?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir John Simon)
I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply to a similar question which he asked on 13th May. No further information has yet been received from His Majesty's Embassy at Moscow; but if a reply from the Soviet Government is not received in the near future, further instructions to press the matter will be sent to His Majesty's representative.
§ Sir W. DAVISON
While thanking my right hon. Friend, may I, in view of the importance of the matter, say that I will raise it on the Motion for the Adjournment on Friday in order to get a reply and to raise the claim of property belonging to one of my constituents stolen horn the Embassy at the same time'?