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Anglo-Portuguese Alliance

Volume 655: debated on Monday 5 March 1962

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asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will publish as a White Paper the several treaties or agreements constituting the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance, together with any exchanges of opinion since 1939 between the respective Governments regarding the operation of, or the obligations under, such treaties or agreements; and if he will make the relevant documents available in the Library of the House.

The principal instruments comprising the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance are the Treaties of 1373, 1386, 1642, 1654, 1660, 1661 and 1703, together with the Declaration of 1899. These have all been published in volumes of the State Papers, which are in the Library.It is not customary to publish confidential exchanges of the kind requested by the hon. and learned Gentleman.