§ 75. Flying-Officer Bowden
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if the U.S.S.R. have been invited to send a contingent to the Victory parade on 8th June; on what date the invitation was sent; and what was the nature of their reply.
His Majesty's Ambassador at Moscow was instructed by telegram on 25th February to invite the Soviet Government to send a contingent. The matter has since been raised with the Soviet authorities on several occasions. I regret to have to inform my hon. Friend that His Majesty's Ambassador in Moscow has been informed that a decision has been taken not to send a Soviet contingent to London for the Victory Parade.