§ Mr. HANNON
(by Private Notice) asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to a telegraphic communication from Gibraltar, published in a leading newspaper this morning, stating that all telegraphic and telephonic communications with Spain have been cut off; if he can make any statement on the actual situation in Spain and if he can assure the House that adequate measures have been taken by His Majesty's Government to safeguard the persons and property of British nationals in that country?
§ Sir A. CHAMBERLAIN
I have no confirmation of the report which has appeared in the Press of the alleged 4 suspension of telegraphic and telephonic communication with Spain. I have no statement to make on the situation in that country, but I feel sure that if measures are required to protect British nationals and property, they will be taken by the Spanish authorities.