HC Deb 26 April 1961 vol 639 cc404-5
18. Mr. Stonehouse

asked the Lord Privy Seal if Her Majesty's Government will oppose the admission of Spain to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

Mr. Heath

I have nothing to add to the replies I gave the House on this matter in answer to Questions on 11th April.

Mr. Stonehouse

What is the Government's position on this? Are they proposing to support the admission of Spain? Will the right hon. Gentleman give a guarantee that if they intend to do that, he will come to the House and give their reasons for supporting the application of a Fascist country to an alliance which is supposed to be in defence of freedom?

Mr. Heath

If the hon. Member will read the previous Answers on this subject, he will see that this matter is not before N.A.T.O.

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