§ Mr. KING
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has received communications concerning the alleged ill-treatment of political prisoners in Portugal; whether the British Minister in Lisbon has visited the Portuguese prisons; and whether there is any reason to doubt that Portuguese political prisoners are humanely treated?
§ Sir E. GREY
The answer to the first two parts of my hon. Friend's question is in the affirmative, and I have no reason to doubt the truth of the suggestion in the third part of it; but; as the question concerns the internal affairs of another Power it is one with which I am unable to deal at any length.
§ Mr. JAMES HOPE
Have any of these prisoners been kept in prison without trial any longer than Miss Malecka?