§ 57. Viscount SANDON
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to the experiences of Mr. R. R. Stokes at Genoa; and what action the Foreign Office are taking in the matter?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Godfrey Locker-Lampson)
A report has now been received from His Majesty's Embassy at Rome from which it appears that, following on representations made by His Majesty's Consul-General at Genoa, the Fascist Commandant at the station called on him to express his regret to Major Stokes verbally and in writing at what he declared to be an unwarrantable assault. The Commandant added that the culprits had been punished, and that steps would be taken to prevent the recurrence of similar incidents.
Is the hon. Member aware that the Gentleman to whom this question is addressed is a member of the organisation which committed this outrage, and will he make representations to him?