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British Embassy

Volume 235: debated on Wednesday 26 February 1930

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what steps have been taken in Moscow towards finding a building suitable as a permanent Embassy?

Negotiations with the object of finding a suitable building as a permanent Embassy are still proceeding. A representative of the Office of Works is at present in Moscow in connection with them.

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the estimated cost of maintaining the British Embassy in Russia; and the number of Consuls, if any, in that country?

I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply given on Monday last to the hon. Member for Eastbourne (Mr. Marjoribanks). One consular officer is now under instructions to proceed to Russia, and the appointment of one further officer is under consideration.