HC Deb 26 May 1966 vol 729 c149W
77. Sir W. Teeling

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, in view of the stressing by Spain in the Anglo-Spanish talks of the rights of the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713, if he will adopt as a basis for negotiation the Treaty of Versailles in 1783 when Spain, in consideration for receiving Minorca and the whole o'! Florida, finally handed over Gibraltar for all time to Great Britain.

Mr. George Thomson

Under Article X of the Treaty of Utrecht the town and castle of Gibraltar, together with the port, fortifications and forts, were ceded to Great Britain "absolutely with all manner of right for ever". The Treaty of Versailles, except where special provision was otherwise made, renewed and confirmed nine previous treaties to which Spain was a party, including the Treaty of Utrecht.