§ 31. Mr. Ridley
asked the Home Secretary whether he can say on what dates, round about the beginning of the war, Mr. D. F. Springhall left and returned to this country?
§ Mr. H. Morrison
My information is that Mr. Springhall left London on 19th August, 1939, on a boat sailing for Leningrad, and arrived back on 24th September, 1939.
§ Mr. Ridley
Can my right hon. Friend say what was the declared purpose of the business of Mr. Springhall?
§ Mr. Morrison
So far as I know, there was no declared purpose, and, of course, it was a pre-war journey under the ordinary passport arrangements.