§ Mr. LESSING
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if the general principle of responsibility for the claims of British nationals has been admitted by the Russian Soviet Government; and, if this be the case, on what document or official declaration does he rely as evidence for this admission?
§ Mr. PONSONBY
His Majesty's Government consider that the general principle of responsibility for claims of British nationals was admitted in the Anglo-Russian Trade Agreement, and this interpretation is further confirmed in paragraph 7 of the Memorandum of the Soviet Government of the 4th June, 1923, which will be found in Cmd. Paper 1890—Russia No. 4 (1923).