§ Mr. Albert Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will invite the Foreign Minister of Spain to the United Kingdom to discuss the 171W problems posed by Gibraltar in accordance with the findings of the United Nations.
§ Mr. Padley
No. Her Majesty's Government took due note of the consensus adopted by the United Nations Committee of 24 inviting the United Kingdom and Spain to undertake conversations in order to find a negotiated solution. As was made clear in the recent White Paper, Her Majesty's Government would normally have been willing to consider proposals by the Spanish Government for conversations. But they cannot do so while the present abnormal situation on the Gibraltar frontier continues.