§ 3. Mr. HORE-BELISHA
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has now received the report of His Majesty's Consul-General at 2982 Loanda regarding the ease of Mr. A. J. Brewer, second officer of the Clan Line, s.s. "Clan Lamont" who, after arrest on the charge of theft of £1 was imprisoned for nine months, while awaiting trial in Portuguese West Africa, and was then condemned to 360 days' imprisonment and £18 fine or another 90 days' imprisonment; and, if so, what action his Department intends to take in the matter.
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
Does the right hon. Gentleman know when the report may arrive? We have been waiting for it a long time.
§ Sir A. CHAMBERLAIN
Yes, communications with those parts take a long time. I think, if my memory serves me right, the report left Loanda on 30th November, but I can hardly say when it will reach us.