HC Deb 20 April 1920 vol 128 c236W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the remains of General Denikin's army were transported from Novorossisk or other ports to the Crimea at the expense of the British public?


I have been asked to reply to this question. In view of our obligations towards the remnant of the Volunteer Army and in co-operation with our Allies, British warships and transports assisted in transporting the army from Novorossisk to the Crimea, and that, as His Majesty's Government have authorised certain supplies of coal to the anti-Bolshevik forces, the expense of transport, which was carried out by Russian vessels, may be regarded as falling to some extent indirectly on Great Britain. The question of the ultimate incidence of these expenses is still being considered.