HC Deb 20 March 1929 vol 226 c1714
4. Mr. DAY

asked the Secretary of State, for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been drawn to the case of Mr. Horace Frost, of Watton, Norfolk, who has been sentenced to a month's imprisonment by a Turin magistrate because he had refused to comply with a request to show his passport to two persons who were fellow travellers with him in a train crossing the Italian frontier from Men-tone into Italy; whether Mr. Frost has been allowed to communicate with the British Consul in Turin; and whether he has received any Report from the British Consul and has taken any action in the matter?


I have received a report on this matter from His Majesty's Consul at Turin. His Majesty's Consul has had an interview with Mr. Frost and has made the necessary arrangements for the lodging of an appeal.


Is it a fact that these two officers did not disclose their official identity when demanding the passport from Mr. Frost, who thought they were ordinary fellow-passengers?


I think I had better make no statement as to the facts pending the appeal.