HC Deb 29 November 1926 vol 200 cc822-3
61. Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1) if he is aware that all British Reports about events in the Dodecanese have to be sent by our Athens Legation through the Rome Embassy; whether he has received such a Report concerning the actions of a body of men from the Italian warship "Clio" at the house of Madame Tiliacous, a British subject; and whether he can make a statement on the subject;

(2) on what grounds Madame Tiliacous, a British subject, was refused permission to bring her grievances before the Governor of the Dodecanese and refused a passport to enable her to join her husband in London?


I do not understand the first part of my hon. and gallant Friend's first question. His Majesty's Embassy at Rome does not control communications passing between this country and Athens, and the British Consul at Rhodes is at liberty to communicate with Athens direct if he wishes. As regards the remaining parts of the first question and the statements in the second question, I have received no information beyond an unconfirmed report based on statements in the Greek Press. His Majesty's Vice-Consul at Rhodes has been requested to report by telegraph whether any British subject was involved in any recent event.

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