§ 2. Mr. Kirby
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has considered a communication from the Electrical Trades Union, Liverpool, seeking the release of, and information about, Frank Ryan, of the International Brigade, who is still a prisoner in Spain; and will he make a statement.
§ Mr. Eden
Yes, Sir. A reply was despatched to the Secretary of the Electrical Trades Union, Liverpool, on 23rd November, pointing out that as Mr. Ryan is an Eire national, and, as the Eire Government have their own diplomatic representative in Madrid, the union's inquiry should be addressed either to the Eire Government or to the Eire High Commissioner in London.