HC Deb 20 July 1936 vol 315 c41

(by Private Notice) asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can make any statement about the situation in Spain?


As the House will have seen in the Press, a revolt has broken out in Spanish Morocco and in Spain itself. Fighting appears to be taking place in a number of centres. It has not yet proved possible to obtain accurate information of what is happening, as communications are largely interrupted, but every endeavour is being made to keep in touch, as far as possible, with His Majesty's Ambassador and with our Consular Officers in Spain. No official information has been received of injury to British persons or property. I should add that two of His Majesty's destroyers are standing by at Gibraltar in case of need.


Is it the result of having a popular front government?


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that a thousand people are outside here to-day to ask what he is going to do about the means test?