HC Deb 11 May 1931 vol 252 cc805-6
38. Commander SOUTHBY

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what steps it is proposed to take with regard to the refugees from the late revolutionary forces in Madeira who are now on board His Majesty's Ship "Curlew"?


These refugees went ashore voluntarily at Funchal on the 7th of May, an assurance having been given to His Majesty's Government by the Portuguese Government that their lives would be spared. His Majesty's Ship "Curlew" left next day.

Commander SOUTHBY

Can the right hon. Gentleman say who will pay the expenses of these persons during their stay on board?


No, I am afraid I cannot, but, if the hon. and gallant Member is very anxious to know about the expenses and will put down a question, I will inquire.