HC Deb 01 March 1927 vol 203 cc212-3
64. Colonel WEDGWOOD

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His Majesty's Vice-Consul at Rhodes himself visited Kalymnos in order to acquaint himself with the Tiliakos affair?


The answer is in the negative. His Majesty's Vice- Consul was, however, instructed to take the matter up with the Governor of Rhodes, from whom he obtained the information, subsequently confirmed by His Majesty's Ambassador in Rome, upon which my right hon. Friend's previous reply on 16th February was based. The results of my right hon. Friends inquiries were communicated to Mr. Tiliakos on the 17th December and no further communication has been received from him. My right hon. Friend regards the incident as closed.


Does the hon. Gentleman consider, having in view the nature of the complaint, that to make inquiries from the Italian Government at Rhodes or at Rome was the best way to find out the true facts of the case?


I think we did find out all the facts. Compensation was offered to this lady and full apologies were made and she refused compensation. I believe that now she is absolutely satisfied with what has been done.

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