§ 6. Sir John Mellor
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Spanish Government has now complied with the terms of the agreement concerning Tangier and Spanish Morocco announced on 2nd May, 1944.
§ 8. Mr. Alexander Walkden
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is satisfied that the situation in Tangier has improved; that all enemy agents have been expelled; and what steps have been taken to require the Spanish Commandant to have them expelled.
§ Mr. Eden
The German Consulate-General in Tangier has been closed and its entire staff withdrawn. Furthermore, as a result of urgent and pressing representations by His Majesty's Ambassador in Madrid to the Spanish Government and 213 by His Majesty's Consul-General in Tangier to the Spanish High Commissioner for Spanish Morocco, nineteen German agents have so far been expelled from Spanish Morocco and Tangier. The High Commissioner has promised that a further two agents will leave before the end of this month.
Information in the possession of His Majesty's Government, which has been communicated to the Spanish Government, shows, however, that there are still at least four German agents in the Tangier Zone and a greater number at large in Spanish Morocco. I can assure my hon. Friends that the Spanish Government are being left in no doubt that His Majesty's Government do not regard this partial fulfilment of their undertakings as satisfactory and are insisting upon the rapid and complete disposal of this question.