§ Mr. Dewar
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what information he had from the Spanish authorities of the 175W removal of Stuart Christie from Carabanchel Gaol, Madrid; where Mr. Christie is now imprisoned; what rights of access the British Consul presently has to Mr. Christie; whether these will be affected by the move; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Mulley
The Spanish authorities informed our Consul at Madrid on 22nd June that Mr. Christie was being transferred that day to another prison at Alcalá de Henares about 20 miles away. Under the Anglo-Spanish Consular Convention our Consuls are permitted all reasonable access to British prisoners and opportunity of conversing with them. As I said in my Answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Manchester, Wythenshawe (Mr. Alfred Morris) yesterday, our Consul has already visited Mr. Christie in his new prison.—[Vol. 749, c.127–8.]