§ 3. Colonel DAY
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if, in view of the fact that Mr. R. R. Stokes, of Cambridge, was assaulted by Fascisti at Genoa during a recent visit, he will state what action is being taken by the British Consul at Genoa to afford protection to British visitors?
I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to the Noble Lord the Member for Shrewsbury (Viscount Sandon) on the 8th instant, to which I have nothing to add.
§ Colonel DAY
Will the hon. Gentleman say what action is being taken by the British Consul at Genoa to afford protection to British residents?
§ Brigadier-General Sir HENRY CROFT
Will the hon. Gentleman state what action was taken with regard to the murders of British subjects in Russia?
The hon. and gallant Member for Central Southwark (Colonel Day) was not, I think, in the House when I gave the answer the 2261 other day. A full apology has been given for the assault, and regret has been expressed by the Commandant at Genoa, and I understand that Mr. Stokes is satisfied.
§ Colonel DAY
I was in the House, and the answer given was that the Commandant had instructed the officers to apologise. What I would like to know is if that apology has been given, and as the answer was that steps would be taken, I want to know if steps have been taken, and what they are.
What I answered the other day was that the Commandant added that the culprits had been punished and that steps would be taken to prevent the recurrence of similar incidents.