MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has received 869 any confirmation of the report that torture was applied to several prisoners in the fortress of Montjuich, Barcelona, during December 1896; and whether any of the sufferers are British subjects; and, if so, whether he proposes to make any representations to the Spanish Government on the matter?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (MR. G. CURZON,) Lancashire, Southport
Beyond a newspaper report which was sent to me by the hon. Member, we have heard nothing of the matter alluded to. If any evidence reaches us indicating that British subjects have been injured, of course, we should inquire.