HC Deb 05 March 1937 vol 321 cc688-90W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has considered the communication sent to him by the honourable Member for Gillingham, giving particulars of the threats now being made against the Hungarian minority in Rumania, including the one that in a certain event a Saint Bartholomew's night against the Hungarian minority will he arranged; and whether he has any statement to make having regard to the circumstance that in Rumania a state of terror exists amongst the Hungarian minority whose rights were guaranteed by the minority treaties to which this Country was a party?

Viscount Cranborne

The article dated 12th November last, to which my hon. Friend was good enough to draw my attention, apparently appeared in a provincial newspaper to which I have no reason to suppose that any particular importance should be ascribed. I have no reason to believe that the writer expressed any views other than his own or that his article should be regarded seriously as constituting a threat to the Hungarian minority in Transylvania, nor have I received any reports confirming the existence of a state of terror.

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