§ 43. Mr. George Jeger
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many Spaniards living in Spain are regularly employed by Her Majesty's Government in Gibraltar; and whether he will consider replacing them with unemployed workers from North Africa and Malta, and providing them with accommodation in ships used as floating hotels stationed in Gibraltar docks.
§ Mr. Mayhew
The Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Public Building and Works together employ 2,135 Spaniards who cross the frontier daily with work passes. As pass holders continue to be available for duty, the need to import labour from elsewhere does not arise.