§ 72. Sir W. Smithers
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs when he will be in a position to issue a statement in the form of a White Paper on the trial, proceedings and sentences of the 15 pastors in Bulgaria.
§ 73. Brigadier Medlicott
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs when he is proposing to issue a White Paper in connection with the trial of the 15 Protestant pastors in Bulgaria.113W
§ Mr. Mayhew
Owing to the lack of reliable information about the treatment of the pastors during the period between their arrest and their appearance in court, my right hon. Friend has decided that it will not be possible to issue a satisfactory White Paper on the trial. This period is important as it was during that time that the defendants were brought to confess to acts which they could not possibly have committed.