81. Lieut.-Colonel Sir F. HALL
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign 2378 Affairs whether he has yet received any Report from Sir Horace Rumbold, British Minister at Warsaw, with regard to the ill-treatment of Polish prisoners captured by the Bolshevists; and, if so, will he communicate to the House the information contained in such Report?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Cecil Harmsworth)
A Polish military report of 6th June states that five Polish soldiers have been returned from the Bolshevik lines with one or both eyes gouged out.
Sir F. HALL
On the strength of that statement, may I ask the Leader of the House whether, in any arrangement that may be made with the Soviet Government, care will be taken to remember the inhumane manner in which the Polish soldiers have been treated by these Bolshevists?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
In any arrangements made with the Soviet Government we shall consider, not so much the interests of the Soviet Government as the interests of the British Government and of the world.