HC Deb 21 March 1951 vol 485 cc2405-6
28. Colonel J. R. H. Hutchison

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has received any report on the disappearance from the British Embassy at Moscow of Mrs. Bolton; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. H. Morrison

I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the written reply given to the hon. Member for Colchester (Mr. Alport) on 12th March. There has been no change in the position since that date.

Colonel Hutchison

Now that we have a fresh Foreign Secretary, may I appeal to him to try fresh methods to stop this diabolical persecution of women who did nothing more heinous than to marry the soldiers and airmen of Allies?

Mr. Morrison

I share the feelings of the House on this matter. It is an unpleasant business, and it is very objectionable. Believe me, anything I can do to the appropriate end I will do.