§ Mr. JOHN WARD
asked whether the Indian prisoner Savarkar, while being carried to India for trial on charges of sedition and treason, escaped from the ship while calling at Marseilles; whether he was recaptured and brought back in custody by the French police; and whether he has made any communication to the French Government upon the subject?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Churchill)
I understand that the prisoner made an attempt to escape while the ship was at Marseilles, but was stopped with the aid of the French police. No occasion has arisen for communicating with the French Government on the subject.