HC Deb 30 June 1966 vol 730 cc2165-6
10. Mr. George Jeger

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what recent information he has received from the Colonial Office in Gibraltar on the imposition of further restrictions at the Spanish frontier.

Mr. Frederick Lee

I invite my hon. Friend's attention to the reply which I gave him on 23rd June and to the further information which my hon. Friend the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs gave yesterday in reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Harrow, East (Mr. Roebuck).

Mr. Jeger

Would not my right hon. Friend agree that the information he gave me last week in reply to my Question had as its source Spanish propaganda bulletins and not information from our Colonial Office representatives in Gibraltar? Would he not regard the latter as more reliable and please answer my Question?

Mr. Lee

I thought I had answered the Question. I confirm again that there has been no case since 17th June of any person being refused permission to take small quantities of goods through Algeciras.

Mr. Palmer

Does not my right hon. Friend think, in view of these further restrictions imposed on British subjects in Gibraltar, that these talks with the Franco Government should be brought to an end?

Mr. Lee

I have said that since 17th June I know of no restrictions which have been added to the present ones.

Mr. Sandys

Can the right hon. Gentleman say what it is they are talking about at such length?

Mr. Lee

I think it is the preliminaries of discussion as to what they are going to talk about later.

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