HC Deb 26 April 1948 vol 450 c5W
62. Mr. Blackburn

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has been provided by the Soviet authorities with their report on the Gatow air crash; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Mayhew

No, but I have seen the text as published in the Soviet controlled Press. I have no wish to comment on this document, except to say that the account given of the disaster and of its causes is totally inaccurate. The accusation in it that the British court of inquiry manipulated the evidence is also totally false and unfounded.