HC Deb 24 November 1932 vol 272 c232W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that property belonging to Captain Douglas C. Carr was destroyed by fire during the riots in Malaga on 14th May, 1931; that a claim for compensation was correctly filed in August of that year; that, despite all communications addressed to the Spanish Government, Captain Carr has received no compensation of any kind; that His Majesty's Ambassador in Madrid addressed an official note on 2nd July, 1932, to the Spanish Government requesting information as to the present position; that no reply has yet been received from the Ministry of State; and what further steps His Majesty's Government propose to take in this matter?


I regret that the position has not changed substantially since the answer given to my hon. Friend on 25th April last. Captain Carr's claim was one of those dealt with in that answer. His Majesty's Ambassador in Madrid, having received no reply to his last official note, again called at the Ministry of State on 9th November leaving a memorandum on the subject. His Majesty's Government now have under consideration what further action can be taken to secure a settlement of these claims.