Lord Russell of Liverpool (Incident)

Oral Answers to Questions — Germany – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th April 1951.

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Photo of Mr Nigel Fisher Mr Nigel Fisher , Hitchin 12:00 am, 11th April 1951

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will make a statement on the incident in which Lord Russell was involved in Western Ger many on 31st March.

Photo of Mr Emrys Hughes Mr Emrys Hughes , South Ayrshire

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what inquiries he has made into the incident at Vlotto in North Rhine-Westphalia on 31st March in which Lord Russell of Liverpool, Deputy Judge Advocate General in Germany, was involved.

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Lewisham South

I am consulting the Lord Chancellor about this incident and would prefer to make no statement on the subject for the moment.

Photo of Mr Nigel Fisher Mr Nigel Fisher , Hitchin

While I appreciate the right hon. Gentleman's point of view and do not wish in any way to apportion blame in this matter, may I ask the right hon. Gentleman to do his best in future to ensure that possible causes of friction between our representatives and the German people are avoided?

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Lewisham South

Certainly, as far as I am concerned I think it is most undesirable that there should be needless friction between officers of His Majesty's Government and the German people.