HC Deb 07 February 1938 vol 331 c681W
Sir R. Tasker

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can now make a statement concerning the present position of Messrs. Webster and Ashton, who were imprisoned in Bolivia on the 28th January, 1937?

Mr. Eden

Yes, Sir. As a result of strong representations to the Bolivian Government by His Majesty's Minister at La Paz, Messrs. Webster and Ashton were released on personal bail on 22nd December, 1937. They are thus provisionally at liberty, but, as the charges against them have been maintained, they will, I am at present advised, have to stand their trial in due course.

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