HC Deb 24 July 1973 vol 860 c399W
Mr. George Cunningham

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how long Mr. David John Flippance, a United Kingdom citizen, details of whose case have been sent to him, has been held in prison in Spain; and what representations have been made to the Spanish authorities about the need to bring Mr. Flippance to trial or release him.

Mr. Anthony Royle

Mr. Flippance has been in prison since he was arrested on 29th June on suspicion of dealing in drugs.

Mr. Flippance's detention is legal under Spanish law and the Spanish authorities are investigating his case in accordance with the normal procedure. Representations by Her Majesty's Government would not therefore be appropriate at this stage.