HC Deb 10 November 1943 vol 393 cc1123-4
16. Mr. John Dugdale

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His Majesty's Ambassador to Spain has protested against the acton of the Spanish Government in sending a message of congratulation to the Japanese puppet government in the Philippine Islands?

Mr. Law

No, Sir. I understand that the United States Government, who are principally concerned, are giving this matter serious consideration. His Majesty's Government are of course in close consultation with them.

Mr. Dugdale

Would it not be an act of courtesy to associate ourselves with any protest which the United States may in fact make?

Mr. Law

As I have stated, we are in close consultation with the United States Government on this matter, and we shall do our best to fall in with their wishes.

Mr. Gallacher

Would the right hon. Gentleman not consider relieving notorious supporters of Franco from any positions they hold in the Government?