HC Deb 17 July 1923 vol 166 cc2063-4W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether his Department possesses any information as to the conditions of the graves of British soldiers buried on Russian soil; whether he is aware that the Soviet authorities are destroying the private graves of British residents unless huge payments are forthcoming; and whether this policy is also being applied to the known graves of British soldiers?

Lieut.-Colonel GUINNESS

The Imperial War Graves Commission have made arrangements for the care of

Chapter V, and graduate teachers in Scottish schools?


The salaries paid to professors in Scottish Universities range from £765 to £1,800 per annum, and those paid to full-time lecturers from £300 to £700 per annum. The salaries paid to graduate teachers and Chapter V teachers employed in secondary schools in which these grades are recognised vary within the limits shown in the following table:—

British War graves in parts of the Caucasus, and they are endeavouring to obtain reports as to the present condition of the graves in Soviet Russia. The last two parts of the question probably refer to a recent letter in the Press to the effect that the Soviet Government are demanding 150,000,000 roubles for each grave in a privately owned English burial ground, failing which, the graves and their monuments will be destroyed. I have no further information on the subject.