HC Deb 29 June 1927 vol 208 cc379-80
1. Colonel DAY

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been drawn to the sufferings of Mrs. Dorothie Bodley, a British subject, during the time she was detained by the Italian authorities at Cagliari, Sardinia; whether he has received a full Report from the British Consul at Cagliari of this incident; whether any representations have been made by the Foreign Office to the Italian authorities; and if he is in a position to make a full statement on the subject?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Godfrey Locker-Lampson)

Yes, Sir. Mrs. Bodley has made to me a statement of her experiences in Sardinia, and her account is confirmed by a report which I have received from His Majesty's Ambassador at Rome who has been in communication with the British Consul at Cagliari. In the circumstances, I am instructing His Majesty's Ambassador at Rome to bring the facts of the case to the notice of the Italian Government with a view to inquiry being made into the incident.

Colonel DAY

Will the hon. Gentleman say whether the report that he has received from the Ambassador relating to this lady will be published?


I do not think so.

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