HC Deb 28 July 1947 vol 441 c33
73. Mr. F. Noel-Baker

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many British subjects and how many persons employed by British missions in Greece were detained during the recent wave of arrests in Athens.

Mr. Mayhew

Three British subjects were detained; one, a British officer of the Military Mission, who was in plain clothes, for being without an identity card; he was released shortly after. The second, an employee of the Military Mission, was released after a few hours. The third, a Cypriot student, is, I understand, still detained. Three Greeks employed by British Missions were detained; one for being without an identity card. He was released shortly after. The other two, a driver and an unskilled labourer, are, according to my latest information, still detained.

Mr. Noel-Baker

Can my hon. Friend say what representations are being made about the one British subject who is still detained?

Mr. Mayhew

Yes, Sir. Following intervention by our Embassy this case is being carefully reconsidered.

Mr. Tiffany

Are not these ridiculous examples of the way in which arrests have been conducted by these Royalist Fascists?

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