Duchess of ATHOLL
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will publish the report received in 1930 from the British Ambassador in Moscow in regard to the persecution of religion in Soviet Russia; and if he will ask for a report from the Ambassador on the further steps taken since the date of the 1930 report in regard to the persecution of religion?
§ Mr. EDEN
I would refer the Noble Lady to the answer returned by the then Foreign Secretary to my right hon. Friend the Member for West Woolwich (Sir K. Wood) on 5th March, 1930, stating the grounds on which it was decided not to publish the report in question. I am sending the Noble Lady a copy of this reply. My right hon. Friend sees no reason to change the decision then taken. As regards the last part of the question, we have been kept fully informed of all subsequent developments by His Majesty's Ambassador at Moscow.