§ 22. Mr. E. Fletcher
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will lodge a protest with the Spanish Government against the continued discrimination against Protestant British subjects in Spain and, in particular, the denial to British Protestants of the right to contract a civil marriage.
§ Mr. Selwyn Lloyd
If the hon. Member will send me details of any particular cases he has in mind I will certainly look into them. I know of no discrimination against British subjects as such, but Spanish regulations only permit civil marriage to those who can show that they were not baptised Roman Catholics.
§ Mr. Fletcher
I certainly will send details to the Foreign Secretary, but will he bear in mind that I have had representations that the increasing number of British tourists there are quite scandalised by the discrimination against Protestants in Spain?