§ 1. Mr. Parker
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to Senor Suner's pronouncement, on 2nd July, that the Falange were taking up arms, together with their German comrades, to reanimate the profound friendship between both countries; and what action he is taking in the matter?
§ The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Eden)
Yes, Sir; I have seen a summary of an interview given by the Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs to a German newspaper on 2nd July recording his views on the outbreak of war between Germany and the Soviet Union. This interview does not represent any development or change in Senor Suner's known views. I have no further statement to make on the subject at present.
§ Mr. Parker
Is this not the right time to take a strong line? By doing so, should we not be likely to get greater respect than we do?
§ Mr. Shinwell
Does it not seem foolish —to put it no higher—that in the face of these official announcements by Senor Suner we should continue to send British goods to Spain?