HC Deb 25 June 1951 vol 489 c999
52. Professor Savory

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware of the attempt made on 11th June to kidnap Matthaus Bujukli, an engineer in the British Sector of Vienna, when several men in civilian clothes attempted to force him into a car, and that he was severely bruised in the struggle; and whether a protest has been made to the Control Commission against this action committed in the British Sector of Vienna.

Mr. Younger

Yes, Sir, I am aware of this incident. It fits into the pattern of recent kidnappings in Vienna. These formed the subject of strong representations by the British, French and American representatives at a meeting of the Allied Council for Austria on 15th June.

Professor Savory

Will special precautions be taken to protect this gentleman, who is a noted anti-Communist and who has rendered great service to this country? If he is still living in the British zone, surely we ought to be able to protect him?

Mr. Younger

I am not informed of the exact conditions in which he is now living, but I am sure that that will be taken into account.