HC Deb 26 February 1968 vol 759 cc233-4W
73. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that Mr. Leslie Finer, a British subject, British Broadcasting Corporation correspondent, and resident correspondent of the Evening Standard, Financial Times, the Observer and the Sun, has been given one month's notice to leave Greece; and whether he will make representations to the Greek Government to allow this man to remain in Greece and carry on with his normal business activities.

76. Sir Dingle Foot

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware of the decision of the Greek military government not to renew the residence permit of Mr. Leslie Finer, the correspondent of the British Broadcasting Corporation and of the Observer and other London newspapers; and whether he will instruct Her Majesty's ambassador in Athens to make representations against this expulsion.

Mr. William Rodgers

Yes, I am unhappily aware that the Greek Government have refused to renew Mr. Finer's residence permit. We have been in touch with the Greek authorities about the application of the decision, and my right hon. Friend would be ready to consider making further representations if Mr. Finer asked for this.

Mr. John Fraser

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what representations have been made to the Greek Government about the expulsion of Mr. Leslie Finer, a British Broadcasting Corporation correspondent, from Athens; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. William Rodgers

I have nothing to add to my Answer today to my hon. Friend the Member for West Ham, North, and my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Ipswich.