FOR TRANSPORTATION OF BASQUE CHILDREN It Might Be Arrested As Stolen from Barcelona
--SAYS LAW EXPERT.
The question has been raised whether a ship of Nationalist Spain coming to fetch the Basque children can safely be brought to a British harbour while this country only recognises Barcelona as the constituted government of Spain.
An eminent authority on International Law has informed the Catholic Herald that the only danger would lie in the use by General Franco of a ship that previously belonged to the Spanish Government. At the moment there is a case before the House of Lords in which that Government claims an ex-Government ship in a British port. Until the case is settled in favour of the Nationalists the Spanish Government might successfully claim to hold the ship sent by Franco, if it was ex-Government.