HC Deb 23 July 1934 vol 292 cc1514-5
12. Brigadier-General NATION

asked the Secretary of State far Foreign Affairs whether he can now state what has been the outcome of the representations made by him to the Finnish Government regarding the arrest of the motor-ship "Omar" and the long delay in dealing with the question of its release?


The Finnish Government were informed on the 25th June that the judicial proceedings in this case appeared to have been unreasonably delayed, and that, if a claim for damages for wrongful detention under the terms of the Liquor Smuggling Convention were ultimately put forward, the delay would naturally increase the amount claimed. His Majesty's Minister at Helsingfors is following the matter, and no further action is contemplated at the moment.

Brigadier-General NATION

Could my right hon. Friend give some indication of the date when this ship will be released?


I cannot say at the moment. Perhaps my hon. and gallant Friend will put a question on the Paper.