HC Deb 27 February 1912 vol 34 cc1164-5

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has received a report of the proceedings at the recent trial of Miss Malecka at Warsaw; whether he is aware that although the trial was with open doors some of the correspondents of the Press were refused admittance; whether he can say if this was due to a misunderstanding; and, if so, that it will not recur at the adjourned trial; and whether he can state the date at which the adjourned trial will be held?


I have received a report of the proceedings at the trial, from which I gather that three journalists were refused admission before it was known that the trial would be held with open doors, but there is nothing in the report leading me to think that they were unable eventually to attend the trial. I have no information as to the date on which the case will be resumed, except that the adjournment is apparently for two or three months, and was granted on the application of the counsel for the defendant in order to allow of the attendance of two of his witnesses.


Has my right hon. Friend received any shorthand notes of the proceedings, and can he tell me whether it would be possible for me to see the Consul's report of the proceedings?


I would ask the Hon. Member to give me notice of the question.