HC Deb 10 May 1923 vol 163 c2614W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any information respecting Richard Brazier, Harry Lloyd, Burt Lorton, Donald Sheridan, J. A. MacDonald, and Charles H. McKinnon, all British-born, who have been confined for the past five years in prison in the United States owing to their opinions on the War; and whether, seeing that these people are British subjects, His Majesty's Government will intercede on their behalf with a view to their release on the lines of President Harding's promise of last July that prisoners serving solely for opinions on the War would be released from prison?


I have received no further information on this subject since I answered the question put by the hon. Member on 30th November last. I have no knowledge of the promise mentioned by the hon. Member, but the case of these men is not one in which His Majesty's Government can properly intervene.