HC Deb 19 April 1875 vol 223 c1208

gave Notice that he would, on Thursday next, ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether Her Majesty's Government has received any official information of the cruelties reported to be committed on prisoners of war by both parties in the war now raging in Spain; and, if so, whether Her Majesty's Government will follow the precedent of 1835, when Lord Eliot and Colonel Gurwood were sent out as Commissioners to the head quarters of both armies to remonstrate against the barbarities practised alike by the forces of the Government and the forces of Don Carlos, which led to the Eliot Convention, so conducive to the interests of humanity?

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