HC Deb 07 February 1938 vol 331 c686W
Mr. Lyons

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he can make any statement with reference to the sinking of the "Alcira" on 4th February, off the coast of Barcelona, by attack from the air?

Mr. Cooper

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given earlier this afternoon by the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to other questions on the same subject.

Mr. McGovern

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been drawn to the shooting of 22 Scotsmen who were taken prisoners by the army of General Franco at Teruel; and whether he has made any protest to the insurgent authorities against this massacre of men taken prisoner in warfare?

Mr. Eden

I have seen a report of this in the Press. I have received no official information that would confirm it, but I am making immediate inquiries on the subject. Should the hon. Member have any further information tending to substantiate the report, I should be grateful if he would forward it to me.