§ 10. Sir J. D. REES
asked the Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether a protest against the repudiation 639 of Russian foreign loans and confiscation of the property of foreigners has been made by diplomatic representatives of the Allied and of neutral Powers to those claiming to be in authority at Petrograd; and, if so, whether any, and what, answer has been returned?
A formal declaration was signed by the representatives in Petrograd of all foreign Powers, and forwarded to the Commissary of Foreign Affairs stating that they considered decrees on the subject of repudiation of Russian State debts, confiscation of property of all kinds and other analogous measures as without force, and reserved to themselves the right to claim damages from the Russian Government at the time for all losses which these decrees might inflict on their nationals. As far as I am aware no reply has been returned.