§ Mr. Alfred Morris
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what further visits have been made by Her Majesty's Consul to Stuart Christie, the British youth sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment by a Spanish military tribunal; what further information has been received; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Mulley
Since 18th January Mr. Christie has been visited every month by128W the staff of the Consular Section of the British Embassy in Madrid. On 22nd June he was transferred from the prison at Madrid, to another at Alcalá de Henares about 20 miles away. The Consul visited him there yesterday and found him well. Mr. Christie's personal appeal for clemency to the Spanish Head of State was refused on 23rd September last on the grounds that it was premature. We are keeping the situation under review with Mr. Christie's lawyers and will support a further appeal at an appropriate time.