HC Deb 18 April 1934 vol 288 c945
3. Mr. LYONS

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware of the fact that a British youth named Richard Havelock Clark, aged 17, has been arrested in Madrid, and will he state the charge, the dates of arrest and preferment of charge, respectively; what is the type of imprisonment that he has suffered, and for how long it included solitary confinement; and whether any proceedings have yet commenced?


I made a statement about this case in the course of Debate on the 14th March. I have since learned that Mr. Clark, who was arrested on the 6th February, was brought before a military tribunal sitting in camera on the 20th February on suspicion of complicity in espionage. The tribunal has not yet, I understand, reached its decision. Mr. Clark was in solitary confinement for three days after his arrest. A formal application for Mr. Clark's release on bail was lodged on the 9th April, and a decision on this application has been promised for this week.