HC Deb 21 March 1923 vol 161 c2597W
Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether it is usual for the Secretary of State or the Under-Secretary to receive the representatives in London of Foreign Slates when requested by them to do so; whether there have been any cases of refusal to receive such representative during the present reign except in the recent case of the Russian representative; if so, what were they; and what were the circumstances?


The Russian representative to whom the hon. and gallant Member refers was not the accredited representative in England of a foreign State. He was the head of the Russian Trade Delegation to this country. Although there have been cases in which the representatives of foreign States have not been received, the analogy, which is suggested by the question, does not therefore arise.