HC Deb 12 February 1920 vol 125 c260W
Lieut.-Colonel MALONE

asked the Secretary of State for War whether any Red Russian prisoners were captured by the British troops operating at Archangel; whether these prisoners were turned over to the White Russians; whether any stipulations regarding the treatment of these prisoners was made before they were transferred to the White Russian authorities; whether he is aware if any of these prisoners have since been executed; and if any representations have been made to the White Russian authorities concerning this matter.


The answer to the first part of the hon. and gallant Member's question is in the affirmative. All prisoners taken by the British troops were handed over to the North Russian Government with the exception of one hundred who were brought to the United Kingdom as hostages. These form the subject of negotiations which are being carried out with a view to obtaining the release of British subjects in Russia. The answer to the remaining parts of the question is in the negative.

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