HC Deb 28 November 1938 vol 342 cc45-6W
Mr. Mander

asked the Prime Minister whether he has any statement to make with reference to the attack on and beating of Miss Dallas Bayford in Vienna by Nazi youths as a result of which she was rendered unconscious and taken to hospital where she received 17 stitches; and what steps he is taking to provide protection for her and other British subjects in Vienna in future?

Mr. Butler

My Noble Friend has received a report from His Majesty's Consul-General at Vienna on this incident. The Consul-General has requested the local authorities to investigate the circumstances of the attack on Miss Bayford.

With regard to the second part of the question, I would remind the hon. Member that, as the Prime Minister stated in reply to the hon. Member for Derby (Mr. Noel Baker) on 14th November, His Majesty's Chargé d'Affaires in Berlin has already requested the German Government to draw the attention of the competent authorities to the rights of British residents in Germany.

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