asked the Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Whether any decision has as yet been come to by Government as to the claim of Mr. Jas. C. Young, for compensation from the Spanish Government in respect of his having been imprisoned in Fernando Po, for two years and and nine months, while awaiting the confirmation of a sentence pronounced in a local court condemning him to a fine (which was at once paid) or a few months imprisonment?
§ SIR CHARLES W. DILKE
Her Majesty's Government have represented this case to the Spanish Government, with a view to some compensation being awarded to Mr. Young for the sufferings he has endured owing to the defects of the administration of justice in Fernando Po. The reply of the Spanish Government to these representations has not yet been received; and Her Majesty's Minister at Madrid has been instructed to again call their attention to the hardship of the case, and strongly to commend the application of Mr. Young to their favourable consideration.