HC Deb 27 May 1936 vol 312 c1992
10. Commander BOWER

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Carmelo Psaila and Robert Ghirlando, British subjects, recently sentenced by a special tribunal in Tripoli, have exercised their right to appeal; when such appeal will be heard; and whether the British vice-consul is being afforded facilities by the Italian authorities to enable him to help them in presenting their case?


I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member for West Fife (Mr. Gallacher) on 4th May. Since that date the cases of Messrs. Ghirlando and Psaila have, on my instructions, been very fully discussed by His Majesty's Ambassador at Rome with Signor Mussolini, who has undertaken to give them favourable consideration.

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