§ 47. Mr. Ernest Davies
asked the Prime Minister in what circumstances cession of Gibraltar to Spain in return for her assistance in the late war was promised.
§ 51. Mr. G. Jeger
asked the Prime Minister if he will publish the exact terms of the promises he made to return Gibraltar to Spain.
§ Mr. Davies
While thanking the Prime Minister for that answer, may I ask if his attention has been drawn to a recent article which appeared in "Arriba," a Spanish paper, and which is attributed to General Franco himself, in which it was stated that Gibraltar was promised to be returned to Spain—
§ Mr. Davies
—if Spain remained neutral during the war? Will he take steps to give instructions to our ambassador in Madrid to make representations to the Spanish Government against these inaccurate statements and the distortion of history.
§ The Prime Minister
I have seen the article and heard of the source to which it was attributed, but the facts are as stated in my answer.
§ 50. Mr. A. Henderson
asked the Prime Minister if he will publish in HANSARD the full text of the note dated 26th June, 1940, sent by him to the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs with regard to the status of Gibraltar.
§ Mr. Henderson
Will not the Prime Minister agree that the tone of this minute completely refutes the allegation made, by those who speak for the Spanish Government, that there has been a breach of faith on the part of Her Majesty's Government.
§ Following is the information: