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Foreign Service (Missing Diplomats)

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 20 February 1952

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if his Department is still pursuing its inquiries into the unexplained disappearance of two members of its staff, namely Messrs. Burgess and Maclean; and what indications the evidence already in his possession regarding their movements gives as to their intended destination.

The investigation into the disappearance of Messrs. Maclean and Burgess is not yet closed. The only firm information about their movements so far obtained is that they disembarked at St. Malo on 26th May last, which, however, provides no real indication as to their destination.

Does not the existing information suggest that these men, like all fellow-travellers, were looking to the East?