HC Deb 08 May 1940 vol 360 c1203
6. Mr. G. Strauss

asked the Prime Minister whether he can now say when the British Ambassador will return to Moscow?

Mr. Butler

No date has yet been fixed.

Mr. Strauss

Do not the Government appreciate that it is the height of folly not to have an Ambassador there in present circumstances?

Mr. Butler

The hon. Member can be assured that my Noble Friend has the importance of this matter very much in mind, in conjunction with the consideration which is now being given to the proposal made by the Soviet Union on the subject of trade exchanges between our two countries. We have an able representative in Moscow, but the importance of having our Ambassador there is fully appreciated.