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Spain (Demonstrations)

Volume 523: debated on Monday 1 February 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if, when conveying his protest against the recent demonstrations in Spain with reference to Gibraltar, he will intimate to the Spanish Government that both the British and the Moors have been in occupation of Gibraltar for a longer historical period than Spain.

No. The right hon. Gentleman is historically accurate, but Her Majesty's Government have already informed the Spanish Government that they are not prepared to discuss Gibraltar.