HC Deb 09 July 1957 vol 573 cc190-1
36. Mr. Hornby

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the restrictions by the Spanish Government on trade and movement between Gibraltar and Spain are still being maintained.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Yes, Sir. I regret that that is still so.

Mr. Hornby

Can the right hon. Gentleman tell the House what representations have been made to the Spanish Government on this subject? Can he also tell us what are the reasons for the Spanish Government's actions?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

I suppose the reasons are largely historical. As to representations, we have made them from time to time; indeed, we are constantly pointing out what I believe to be true, namely, that these restrictions are harmful to the interests of Spain herself, as well as to those of Gibraltar.

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