Hungary (Political Internees).

Oral Answers to Questions — Russia. – in the House of Commons on 2nd March 1922.

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will have inquiries made in Hungary as to the number and condition of Socialists and others in that country interned without any charge being laid; how many have been amnestied; and when it is expected to amnesty the rest of the political internees?

Mr. HARMSWORTH:

The treatment of so-called Socialists and the administration of justice in a foreign country are purely matters of the internal policy of the State concerned. So long as no rights or interests of British subjects are involved, it would be altogether improper for His Majesty's Government to intervene in the domestic affairs of another independent State as they would be doing by instituting official inquiries such as my hon. and gallant Friend suggests.