HC Deb 14 June 1920 vol 130 cc897-8W

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the majority of real property undertakings in Russia, in which all classes of British subjects had invested their savings, were not destroyed by the mob during the revolution, but were confiscated by the Bolshevik Government when that Government was not in a state of war with the British Empire; and whether, before any commercial relations are inaugurated between this Empire and Russia, through the instrumentality of M. Krassin, he will make it conditional that the Bolshevik Government recognise these liabilities and undertake to meet them?


I am aware of the suggestions stated in the question. They are not being lost sight of in the negotiations now proceeding with M. Krassin.