HC Deb 08 July 1965 vol 715 c304W
67. Mr. George Jeger

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will make a detailed statement on the measures being taken to defend and sustain the people of Gibraltar against the economic effects of the Spanish blockade.

Mr. Greenwood

I would refer my hon. Friend to the detailed account given by my hon. Friend the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs on 18th June of our assistance to the Government of Gibraltar since the imposition of the restrictions by Spain. The colony's Financial and Development Secretary was in London for discussions last week and I hope to be in a position shortly to make an announcement about our future financial assistance to Gibraltar. I hope also to be seeing the Chief Minister here in the week after next.

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