Efforts to lift the speech ban imposed by the Home Office on Fr. Galena have proved unsuccessful. Until a few weeks ago Fr. Gtibana was lecturing on Spain in all parts of Great Britain.
The attempt to amend the Government's decision so that Fr. Gtibana might address meetings to which admission would be obtainable only by card of invitation was made by Mr. Alfred Denville. In refusing the request Sir John Simon stated in a per
sonal letter to Mr. Denville that " the question whether admission to the proposed meetings is by public notice or by card of invitation is irrelevant. In either case they would be meetings arranged for the purpose of enabling a foreign visitor to this country to advocate the cause of one of the parties in the Spanish struggle."