§ Mr. EMLYN-JONES
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is aware that persons applying recently for passports to Russia have been informed that His Majesty's Government cannot give any protection in that country; whether a similar warning is given in the case of any other European country; and whether it is intended to continue these warnings?
§ Mr. PONSONBY
Intending travellers to the Soviet Union have, in the past, been informed that His Majesty's Government were unable to afford to them the same protection as in other countries; they are now warned that they travel at their own risk, and intending travellers to the less inhabited parts of the Union are advised to apply to the officials of the Soviet Union as to the risks involved. These warnings are in part necessitated by the fact that the British Consular Service in the territories of the Union has not yet been restored to the normal.