§ 72. Mr. Kilfedder
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what official reports he has received from the British Embassy of the behaviour of the Spanish police towards a number of young people from Great Britain on the island of Ibiza on or about 17th July, 1971; and what protest he has made to the Spanish Government.
§ Mr. Anthony Royle
Our Consul in Palma has reported that two United Kingdom citizens were amongst a number of foreigners in Ibiza arrested on 16th–17th July, 1971. They later appeared before an investigating magistrate and were granted provisional liberty on 22nd July. Those concerned are well and have not complained about the treatment they have received. The question of protest to the Spanish Government does not, therefore, arise.