asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the fact that British subjects resident in England have recently been subjected to police surveillance on account of their correspondence with Signor Ferrer and other Spanish subjects, who have been arrested on suspicion of complicity in the Barcelona riots; and whether, having regard to the nature of the repression carried on by the Spanish Government and the conduct of the Spanish police, he will prohibit any further action of a similar kind by the police in this country?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Gladstone)
There are no grounds that I know of for the suggestion that British subjects have been under surveillance by the police.
§ Mr. P. MORRELL
Does the right hon. Gentleman say there is no correspondence with the police in regard to the suppression of those riots?