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Foreign Office Officials

H.M. 

Due to make a statement to-day.  Maclean has done v. well in F.O.
All we know is tht. they have disappeared.  May be a security aspect.
But no evidence yet that there is.  Can't say much to-day.

P.M. 

Doubtful moral characters. Aren't F.O. a bit easy over this.

R.R.S. 

Maclean re-called from Cairo.  Why?

H.M. 

Drinking.  Is that enough to sack him.

R.R.S. 

Also attempted rape.

H.M. 

Burgess was under consn for dismissal.  Re-called from W'ton.

J. 

Is the system strict enough. Shd. people of doubtful moral character be employed in F. Service - either qua representation or qua security.

P.M. 

What is standard of conduct in F. Service.  Is it high enough?

H.M. 

We don't know, one way or the other, wtr. they may have been engaged in espionage.

Taken from C.M. 42(51) - Meeting held on 11 June 1951.