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Roumanian Legation, London

Volume 462: debated on Monday 7 March 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs for what reasons a request has been made to the Roumanian Government for the withdrawal of two members of the staff of the Roumanian Legation in London.

My right hon. Friend demanded the recall of two members of the Roumanian Legation in London as a result of the action of the Roumanian Government in requesting last December the recall of two members of His Majesty's Legation at Bucharest. The Roumanian Government alleged, without justification, that the two members of the British Mission in Bucharest had been engaged in espionage. My right hon. Friend deplores the necessity for the steps taken, but trusts that the Roumanian Government will realise that the provocative acts to which they have had recourse are not conducive to the establishment of good relations.