HC Deb 21 January 1953 vol 510 c27W
47. Miss Ward

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs on what grounds Professor Powell was invited to lecture in Germany when his tour had to be cancelled owing to his personal unsuitability; and what steps have been taken to check the security arrangements of the section of his Department issuing invitations to lecture abroad.

Mr. Eden

The invitation to Professor Powell to lecture in Germany under the sponsorship of Her Majesty's Government was issued as the result of an administrative oversight. I have taken measures which will, I trust, prevent a repetition.