HC Deb 17 June 1953 vol 516 cc971-2
50. Mr. Edelman

asked the Prime Minister if he is aware that German technicians, officially attached by the West German Government to the Egyptian Government, have been engaging in activities prejudicial to the safety of British troops in Egypt; and what representations he has made to Dr. Adenauer on this subject.

The Prime Minister

I understand that these technicians were recruited directly by the Egyptian Government and are not controlled by, or in the service of. the Federal German Government. Nevertheless, I raised this subject with the German Federal Chancellor during his visit to London. He undertook to make a full investigation, and that is now being done. I should prefer to wait for the results of this investigation before taking the matter further.