HC Deb 08 May 1967 vol 746 c1060
56. Mr. Wall

asked the Minister of Labour if he will now give Gibraltarians a quota for entry into this country over and above those allowed under the Commonwealth Immigrants Act in a similar manner as for Malta.

Mr. Fernyhough

The Gibraltar Government recently raised this question with my right hon. Friend the Minister of State for Commonwealth Affairs and it is being considered.

Mr. Wall

Will the hon. Gentleman bear in mind that it is now easier for a Spaniard to work in this country than it is for a Gibraltarian? Until the whole question of the application of the Commonwealth Immigrants' Act to Gibraltar is cleared up, will he bear in mind the very real need for a quota on the same lines as for Malta?

Mr. Fernyhough

The hon. Gentleman will appreciate the special circumstances of Malta, but he will also realise that if we go beyond the one country every other Commonwealth country may make a similar demand. But the hon. Gentleman can be assured that this matter is under consideration.