HC Deb 19 April 1923 vol 162 c2303W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether impediments still exist to the trade between Great Britain and Russia; what at present are regarded as obstacles causing delay; and what is being done to ensure the development of Anglo-Russian trade combined with improved transit facilities?

Lieut.-Colonel BUCKLEY

The development of trade between this country and Russia is still hampered by conditions in Russia. As regards the latter part of the question, my Department gives all assistance and advice possible to firms desiring to enter the Russian market. I am not aware that lack of transport facilities has been experienced by British firms.