§ Mr. Gallacher
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has received any report of the disturbances in Gibraltar outside the office of the Burgos Consulate on 27th January; whether any action has been taken in respect of the provocative conduct of the inmates of the consulate of that date; what action the police took to control the crowds outside, and how many arrests were made?
Mr. M. MacDonald
I have received a report from the Governor of Gibraltar upon the incident to which the hon. Member refers. The Governor does not state how many persons, if any, were arrested, but the incident was not serious, and although a crowd collected, it was dispersed without difficulty. The assistant agent of General Franco, outside whose house the disturbance took place, was subsequently informed that his conduct was regarded as indiscreet and as having conduced to the disturbance.