HC Deb 01 May 1928 vol 216 c1539W

asked the Home Secretary whether there is any evidence in his Department of organisations or individuals being subsidised from foreign sources for the purpose of maintaining propaganda designed or calculated to subvert any of the institutions or trade union organisations in this country; and, if so, will he publish the facts regarding their activities and give their names or, alternatively, set up a Committee of Members of Parliament to inquire into the whole question?


Yes, Sir. There is no doubt that the Communist organisations in this country are largely dependent upon moneys from foreign sources. I am at this moment inquiring into the history of specific payments of this kind, and I will make a further statement as soon as possible.