HC Deb 15 December 1960 vol 632 c580
14. Mr. Donnelly

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps Her Majesty's Government are taking to maintain the apes on the Rock of Gibraltar; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Iain Macleod

The apes are maintaining themselves without difficulty by their own efforts.

Mr. Donnelly

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that I originally put this Question down to the Prime Minister? In view of the good news, may I ask him for an assurance that this remaining symbol of the efficacy of Her Majesty's Administration will not at any time be reinforced either by a Member of the House of Lords or by the Prime Minister's relations?