§ MR. ROBSON (South Shields)
To ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that a British sailor named Fitzgerald was arrested at Huelva, in Spain, in April last, on a charge of assault, and is still kept in gaol without trial; and whether; any steps have been taken, or will be taken, to procure his immediate trial or release.
(Answer.) The acting Vice-Consul at Huelva reported on 14th May to His Majesty's Consul at Cadiz that Fitzgerald had been arrested and ceurtmartialled for an assault on a carabineer, but that the sentence had not been made known. The matter was brought to the notice of His Majesty's Ambassador, but he has not yet been able to obtain sufficient particulars about the case to enable him to take action in favour of Fitzgerald. There shall be no delay that can be avoided in dealing with the matter.—(Foreign Office.)