HC Deb 21 February 1940 vol 357 cc1365-6W
Captain Ramsay

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the Soviet aeroplanes are carrying on a campaign of bombing of civil populations; and whether His Majesty's Government have despatched protests on the subject similar to those despatched during the civil war in Spain in similar circumstances?

Mr. Butler

Yes, Sir. The Soviet air forces have pursued a policy of indiscriminate bombing which cannot be too strongly condemned. His Majesty's Government have not, however, lodged any protest, since there are unfortunately no grounds for supposing that such action would achieve the result desired

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