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Spain

Volume 320: debated on Monday 22 February 1937

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the fact that further volunteering for Spain is to be banned, the British Government will suggest to the Non-Intervention Committee that all the volunteers actually on the spot shall now be recalled by their respective Governments or lose the rights of citizenship?

The question of the recall of foreign volunteers now in Spain has already been raised in the Non-Intervention Committee, and His Majesty's Government have made it clear that they are prepared to take part in an early discussion of this matter. It would at present be premature to forecast what detailed measures to this end will be discussed.