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Greece (Police Mission)

Volume 202: debated on Wednesday 16 February 1927

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is satisfied with the progress of the British Police Mission in Greece; whether the restrictions put upon the mission by General Pangalos have now been removed; and, in particular, whether these police are now replaced in the charge of Criminal Investigation Department work and operating in all the cities of Greece?

The right hon. and gallant Gentleman is, of course, aware that the Police Mission are the servants of the Greek Government, and that therefore His Majesty's Government do not receive regular reports of their activities. I believe, however, that it is commonly recognised in Greece that Sir Frederick Halliday and the mission have admirably discharged the duties entrusted to them.

Can the right hon. Gentleman give me an answer to the second part of the question, as to whether the sphere of their operations has now been restored to what it was before General Pangalos imposed his restrictions?