HC Deb 28 June 1933 vol 279 c1484
2. Lieut-Colonel MOORE

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the attention of His Majesty's Government has been drawn to the protest lodged with the League of Nations by the Hungarian National Society in regard to the atrocities committed on unarmed and unoffending Hungarian nationals by a group of Rumanian peasants in Transylvania on 29th May; and, if so, what action His Majesty's Government propose to take in the matter?


No, Sir; in view of the statement contained in my hon. and gallant Friend's question that this protest had been lodged with the League of Nations, I caused inquiries to be made of the League Secretariat and so far as I can learn no such protest has been lodged. On the other hand, it has been announced in Budapest that the Rumanian Government have informed the Hungarian Government that an energetic inquiry was to be made into the incident which appears to be referred to, and that the Hungarian Government would be made acquainted in due course with the final result of this inquiry.

Lieut.-Colonel MOORE

Is the right hon. Gentleman then not aware that in the Hungarian House of Commons a statement was made by the Hungarian Foreign Minister that a protest was being lodged with the League of Nations in respect of this outrage?


I am not aware of it. I took note of the fact that my hon. and gallant Friend made a statement in his question which I had to investigate, and my information is that my hon. and gallant Friend was misinformed when he stated that a protest had been lodged with the League of Nations.