§ 14. Mr. G. Strauss
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what assaults have been made in recent months by members of the Falange on employees of the British Embassy or Consulates in Spain.
§ Mr. Eden
The most recent case occurred on 7th October, when two 497 Spanish messenger boys employed at His Majesty's Consulate-General at Barcelona were assaulted by members of the Falange and forcibly prevented from delivering correspondence entrusted to them. His Majesty's Embassy at Madrid delivered a strong protest to the Spanish Government and there have been no such cases since.
§ Mr. Strauss
May I ask the Foreign Secretary whether, in fact, this incident has only been one of very many similar ones in different parts of Spain; and, in view of the fact that General Franco is head of the Falange, will a more direct protest be made to him, and will the right hon. Gentleman make some statement very different from that made recently by the Prime Minister about him?
§ Mr. Gallacher
May we take it that the Government have the full support of the Falange for their policy in Greece?
§ Mr. Ivor Thomas
Could the right hon. Gentleman say whether British protests are published in the Spanish Press and so made known to the Spanish people?