HC Deb 22 March 1922 vol 152 c502W

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the establishment of large and expensive offices in the City of London by the Soviet Republic and in order to allay the general feeling of disquiet with regard to the possibility of extensive Bolshevist propaganda being commenced from these offices, the Government, before the Vote of 17th March is brought into operation, will en deavour to discover the source or sources from which the Soviet Republic has obtained the money to purchase long leases in this country; and whether the Government will withhold the contribution under the Vote of money, material, and stores until a satisfactory explanation is received from the Soviet Government as to the measures they are taking with regard to famine fighting in their own land?


No, Sir. After full discussion the House has taken a decision on this subject, and it is the duty of the Government to carry out that decision.