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 Mr Harold Wilson Mr Harold Wilson , Huyton 12:00 am, 29th June 1965

So far as the warnings a year ago are concerned—the exchange of courtesy which the right hon. Gentleman the present Leader of the Opposition and I had at that time—I specifically in one statement said that Spain would step up the pressure on Gibraltar and that this was a reason for not sending the frigates. We made clear a year ago, and we have made clear at all times since, that, while we want to see the development of peaceful trade and financial relations with Spain, this is a very different thing from providing them with arms, particularly when there is this trouble about Gibraltar.