Oral Answers to Questions — Spain

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th June 1965.

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Photo of Sir Alec Douglas-Home Sir Alec Douglas-Home , Kinross and West Perthshire 12:00 am, 29th June 1965

Will the right hon. Gentleman accept that, of course, hon. Members on both sides of the House agree that we must defend our rights in Gibraltar and the rights of the people who live there? Does he also accept that it is very foolish, in the industrial and economic situation in which Britain is, to import political considerations into our commercial policy and to deny this country orders which it would otherwise have?