HC Deb 02 December 1920 vol 135 c1463W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has received a claim from the Russo-Asiatic Company, Limited, an English company with many thousands of shareholders, in reference to the theft of a large amount of gold by the Soviet Government of Russia; and whether, before concluding any trade treaty with such Government, he intends to take any steps in regard to the enormous losses of British commercial companies carrying on business in Russia?


Claims in regard to gold confiscated by the Soviet Government have been received from this corporation. The existence of claims of this character is not being overlooked in connection with the negotiations now in progress with the representatives in this country of that Government.

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