HC Deb 03 August 1939 vol 350 cc2630-1W
Mr. Sorensen

asked the Prime Minister whether he has considered a letter from Mr. H. W. Wicks, now resident in Germany, asking for an assurance of protection for his wife in the event of her visiting this country; and what, if any, reply has been sent?

The Prime Minister

Yes, Sir. Mr. Wicks addressed a letter to me from Berlin in which he asked for an assurance that, if his wife should visit this country, she would not be molested or held as a hostage. The falsity of his insinuation that a British subject might be subjected to such treatment is self-evident. Mr. Wicks must be well aware that his wife would be as safe in this country as any other of His Majesty's subjects, and I do not propose to answer his letter.