HC Deb 23 September 1909 vol 11 cc620-1

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the King of Spain had been invited or was about to pay an official state visit to His Majesty King Edward, to be followed next year by a return visit; and, if so, whether, in view of the arrest and prospective trial by court-martial of Senor Ferrer and people who had been identified more or less with Senor Ferrer's policy, he would advise His Majesty against any such interchange of visits?

May I point out that the question has been sub-edited? Before "people" the number "50" should appear, and before "policy" the word "educational" should be inserted.

Colonel SEELY

I do not think the omission of those words affects the reply of my right hon. Friend, which is: "The answer is in the negative."


Have any communications been received from a committee of educationists in regard to this matter, praying the British Government to intervene?


The hon. Member must give notice of that. With regard to the alteration in the question, I am responsible for that. I did not think the question was in proper form.