HC Deb 21 February 1922 vol 150 cc1746-7W

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the Russian trade delegates have announced themselves as agents in this country for the supply of the Moscow Izvestia, the official Soviet organ; whether he has any information showing that it is through the same agency that articles have been published in England which were supplied to the German Press by the Bolshevik propaganda bureau in Berlin; and, if so, whether the Government proposes to take any steps to enforce the pledges given on behalf of the Soviet Government by M. Krassin to abstain from propaganda in this country?


On the 1st February the "Russian Information and Review," the organ of the information department of the Russian Trade Delegation, announced that the department would act as agents for the official Moscow Izvestia and was prepared to receive subscriptions. I have no definite information in regard to the second part of the question. As regards the last part of the question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave on Monday, 13th February, to my hon. Friend the Member for East Islington (Mr. Raper).