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German Officers

Volume 161: debated on Wednesday 14 March 1923

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asked the Prime Minister whether he has any evidence that German officers are rendering assistance in the development of the Russian army based on a Russo-German understanding with regard to an anti-French policy; and whether, in the new circumstances, he contemplates any change in the British policy towards Russia?

Although it is known that a few German individuals are employed in military institutions in Russia, His Majesty's Government have no information to the effect that their employment is based on any such Russo-German understanding. The second part of the question, therefore, does not arise.

Is the Prime Minister aware that the Russian official authorities have denied the existence of any military collaboration with Germany?