HC Deb 23 April 1951 vol 487 c25
53. Professor Savory

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to two kidnapping attempts by the Communist People's Party inside the British Sector of Berlin, one of which was successful; and whether a reply has been received to the protest addressed by the British Commandant to the Soviet representative on the Control Commission at Berlin.

Mr. Younger

The answer to both questions is "Yes, Sir." The Soviet Commandant's reply is entirely unsatisfactory in that it does not promise the return of the kidnapped man to the British Sector. The British Commandant has, however, made it quite clear that he will not tolerate any illegal action by members of the Soviet zone or East Berlin police inside the British Sector.

Professor Savory

In view of these constant outrages, will not the hon. Gentleman take up the matter through the British Ambassador in Moscow and make a very decided protest?

Mr. Younger

I will consider that.

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