HC Deb 19 February 1947 vol 433 c1151
21. Sir T. Moore

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what steps he proposes to take in regard to the loss of the lives of British seamen owing to the actions of the Albanian Government in recognised international waters and the subsequent attitude of that Government.

Mr. Bevin

His Majesty's Government have taken this case to the Security Council and the hearing has just begun.

Sir T. Moore

Can the right hon. Gentleman say what punishment His Majesty's Government propose to demand for this brutal attack against humanity?

Mr. Bevin

Demand compensation, and the usual proposals for dealing with an incident of this character. I prefer it to be investigated, now the hearing has begun, before I comment.

Major Bruce

Did the right hon. Gentleman consider taking the matter before the International Court?

Mr. Bevin

No, I did not think there was a legal matter in it. It was quite a different question.

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