HC Deb 01 May 1950 vol 474 cc152-3W
55. Mr. Haire

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what reasons were given by the Hungarian Government for the recent withdrawal of the residence permits of the members of the British Council in Hungary.

Mr. Ernest Davies

The Hungarian Government alleged that, in the course of the trial of Mr. Sanders and Mr. Vogeler, it had become evident that the British Council had been engaged in espionage in Hungary. It was, of course, pointed out to the Hungarian Government that this accusation of espionage rested on evidence which was demonstrably false.

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