HC Deb 25 June 1947 vol 439 cc68-9W
112. Mr. W. J. Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will make it a condition of any new treaty of friendship and alliance with the U.S.S.R. that Russian women who have married British subjects shall be free to join their husbands in this country.

Mr. Bevin

No. Much as I sympathise with the unfortunate position of these wives and their husbands, and with the desire of the hon. Member for Rugby (Mr. W. J. Brown) to help them, I do not think this is an appropriate question to be included in the negotiations for the revision of the Anglo-Soviet Treaty.