HC Deb 18 July 1938 vol 338 cc1792-3
31. Mr. Garro Jones

asked the Prime Minister on what date His Majesty's Ambassador in Russia had an audience of the head of the Russian Government; and whether he is satisfied that the contacts of the two Governments are close and continuous enough to remove the possibility of avoidable misunderstandings?

Mr. Butler

As far as I am at present aware, Lord Chilston's last formal audience with M. Kalinin, the Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was on the occasion of the presentation of his credentials. As regards the second part of the question, I am satisfied that the diplomatic contacts between His Majesty's Government and the Soviet Government are as close as is possible.

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