HC Deb 08 July 1954 vol 529 cc2326-7
24. Captain Kerby

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why Dr. Otto Strasser was refused permission to visit Britain in the spring of 1954.

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

I considered that it would not be in the public interest to allow Dr. Strasser to come to the United Kingdom.

Mr. Edelman

Will the right hon. and learned Gentleman in no circumstances yield to any pressure coming from Fascist or Fascist fellow-travelling sources to admit this sinister character into this country?

Mr. Shinwell

Did the right hon. and learned Gentleman observe that his hon. and gallant Friend who asked this Question, and who has apparently some solicitude for Dr. Strasser, referred just now to Dr. Cort as an alien who ought not to be allowed to remain here?

Captain Kerby

Is my right hon. and learned Friend aware that Hitler put a sum of 1 million marks on Dr. Strasser's head, dead or alive?

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

I was not aware of the actual number of marks, but I knew that he was on the black list.