HC Deb 06 July 1920 vol 131 c1207
11. Mr. MALONE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, on the occasion of British secret service agents abroad coming into possession of private documents and letters due to police raids on the houses of private individuals or through other channels, it is usual to permit the information contained in these documents or letters to be communicated to private individuals not connected with His Majesty's service?


The action suggested by the hon. Member is certainly not usual, but I do not think it is desirable to discuss in this House action attributed to persons alleged to be British secret service agents. If the hon. Member is alluding to any particular incident and will give me details of it privately, I will readily cause inquiries to be made.


Are not both the hon. Gentlemen to whom the question is addressed and the hon. and gallant Member who put it both aware that the documents evidently referred to in the question were not obtained through the secret service?

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

What has the hon. Member for Islington (Mr. Raper) to do with British agents abroad?

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