HC Deb 14 June 1945 vol 411 cc1814-5W
Sir E. Spears

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will request the French Government for reparation for the murder in the Orient Palace Hotel, Damascus, on 30th May, of Major Scott Nicholson, of Carlisle, by a hand grenade thrown by a French non-commissioned officer; and whether the perpetrator of this crime against an officer of His Majesty's Forces will be brought to trial on a capital charge.

Lord Dunglass

The questions of compensation and of disciplinary action against the French non-commissioned officer concerned will be examined and, if necessary, taken up with the French Government.