HC Deb 01 June 1938 vol 336 c2035
42. Mr. Thorne

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can give any information in connection with the hoisting of the flag of General Franco at Gibraltar on Empire Day; and when was the last time that a similar flag was hoisted at Gibraltar?

Mr. M. MacDonald

The flag in question was flown by General Franco's subagent over his office at Gibraltar on Empire Day. I am not aware that this flag has been flown in Gibraltar on any previous occasion.

Mr. Pritt

When will it be permanently established there?

Mr. Thorne

Would the right hon. Gentleman like me to send him the date and the time—14th April, 1931?

Mr. MacDonald

If the hon. Member thinks he has information which I have not, I shall be glad to have it.