HC Deb 03 August 1906 vol 162 c1586
MR. J. HAVELOCK WILSON (Middlesbrough)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to the imprisonment at the Port of Buenos Ayres of Frank Murphy, John White, John Green, Thomas White, and John Macdonald, on the charge of striking and firing stones on a policeman; whether he is aware that the men state they are not guilty of the act and that they have been detained four months in prison awaiting their trial, during which time they have had no beds or change of clothes; and whether, in view of the men's condition he will inquire into their statement that they have written letters to the English Consul but have received no assistance, and seeing that the German, who is a prisoner, communicated with the German Consul, who immediately took steps to see that he was properly provided with clothing and food, whether he will take steps with a view of having the trial of these men expedited.

(Answered by Secretary Sir Edward Grey.) The matter was brought to my notice on the 31st ultimo, and His Majesty's Chargé d'Affaires at Buenos Ayres was at once instructed by telegraph to make inquiries.