67. Mr. Jeger
asked the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware of the re-imposition of delays and restrictions at the Gibraltar frontier; and whether he will protest to the Spanish Government at this revival of anti-British discrimination.
§ 69. Mr. R. Edwards
asked the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs what steps he is taking to safeguard the interests of the people of Gibraltar in the light of the action of the Spanish Government to create siege conditions affecting the population of Gibraltar; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Dodds
asked the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs if he is aware of the concern arising from the recent action of the Spanish customs authorities near Gibraltar in holding up travellers, in some cases for several hours, instead of the normal few minutes; and if he will make a statement on the action he is taking in this matter.
§ Mr. George Thomson
Her Majesty's Government are fully aware of the concern occasioned by the restrictions recently imposed by the Spanish authorities at the La Linea frontier, and have been in close touch about this matter with the Governor of Gibraltar. Her Majesty's Ambassador at Madrid, acting on instructions, has raised the question of these restrictions with the Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Spanish Ambassador here has also been made fully aware of our concern. Her Majesty's Government hope that, as a result of these representations, conditions at the frontier will soon return to normal.