HC Deb 25 April 1932 vol 265 cc51-2W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any steps have been taken to ensure compensation for the loss suffered by British subjects in the riots in Spain of the 14th and 15th May, 1931?


Yes, Sir. Six claims in all were reported to His Majesty's Ambassador in Madrid, and, after careful investigation, were first brought by His Excellency to the notice of the Ministry of State in Notes dated 5th October and 10th November last respectively, three of them having been previously submitted to the local authorities at Malaga by His Majesty's Consul in that city. In a Note dated the 28th November last the Spanish Ministry of State replied that they would point out, without any prejudice to the question of principle, that it would be advisable, with a view to a satisfactory solution being found in due course, that certain corroboratory information should be supplied. His Majesty's Ambassador complied with this request in a Note dated the 8th December last. No further communication having yet been received from the Spanish Government on the subject, His Excellency is being instructed to inquire of the Ministry of State how matters now stand.