HC Deb 19 November 1920 vol 134 cc2259-60W

asked the Prime Minister whether His Majesty's Government is aware of Mustafa Kemal's announcement of a contemplated junction between himself and Bolshevik troops especially aimed against the interests of the British Empire; whether His Majesty's Government have any reason to apprehend such a junction; and whether His Majesty's Government will defer concluding any trade treaty with Bolshevik Russia until satisfied that no action hostile towards the British Empire is being carried on, or contemplated, either by Soviet troops or by Soviet propaganda?


His Majesty's Government are not aware of any formal announcement to this effect by Mustafa Kemal Pasha, but it is a possibility of which they are well aware. In answer to the last part of the question I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply given yesterday by the Prime Minister to the hon. Member for the Eccleshall Division of Sheffield (Sir S. Roberts).

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