HC Deb 27 April 1920 vol 128 c1062W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Russian Soviet, in replying to the British Government-s request for the protection of the volunteer army in the Crimea, stated that they would agree to this request if members of the former Hungarian Soviet government were released and permitted to travel to Russia; and what steps it is proposed to take in the matter?


The reply of the Soviet Government to His Majesty's Government's proposals for a settlement in South Russia raised various extraneous questions, including that of Bela Kun and the other ex-members of the Hungarian Soviet. His Majesty's Government are not in a position to take any initiative in a matter which is clearly within the sole jurisdiction of the Austrian Government.