Oral Answers to Questions — Spain.

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 24th April 1939.

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Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden

There was a proposal, as the hon. Member will be aware, that a special tribunal should be set up to consider deliberate attacks on British shipping, but the shipowners did not finally like the suggestion, and it was therefore not proceeded with. Apart from that particular suggestion, I presume that the claims will be dealt with by a tribunal after the cessation of hostilities, in accordance with the usual precedent.