I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs-whether he has official information of the release of Kaid Sir Harry Maclean.
May I also ask the Secretary of State for
† See (4) Debates, clxxx., 1224.
Foreign Affairs, if he can state whether Kaid Maclean has been released, or what prospects there are of his early release; and if any steps to this end are being taken by the Government.
The Answer is in the negative. As stated in my Answer of the 12th instant, His Majesty's Minister at Tangier is doing all he can to obtain Sir H. Maclean's release. But we have not yet heard that it has been accomplished.
Is our Minister in direct communication with the chief who is holding the Kaid, or are the negotiations being made through the Moorish authorities?
He is taking whatever steps he can to secure the release of the Kaid.