HC Deb 07 February 1951 vol 483 c1728
28. Mr. George Jeger

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether there have been any discussions with the Spanish Government on the question of the appointment of an Ambassador to Britain; and what is the present situation.

Mr. Ernest Davies

It is not customary to make public any information about the appointment of new Ambassadors or Ministers of foreign Powers until the agrément has been granted. I regret, therefore, that I cannot make any statement.

Mr. Jeger

Will my hon. Friend take care, when representations are made to him by the Spanish Government about the appointment of one of their citizens as Ambassador to Britain, that the views of their citizens on the restoration of Gibraltar to Spain should be known, and also their war-time activities, so that we know whether they were on the side of our enemies or our Allies?

Mr. Davies

All relevant matters are taken into account when the acceptance of a proposal is decided upon.