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Catalonia: Sovereignty

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 17th October 2019.

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Photo of Angus MacNeil Angus MacNeil Chair, International Trade Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Spanish counterparts on the jailing of Catalan politicians.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State

​The Government has been clear that the situation in Catalonia is a matter for Spain. The United Kingdom supports the rule of law. Questions related to the issue of Catalan independence should be resolved within the proper constitutional and legal channels. Political leaders, like anyone else, have a duty to abide by the law. I outlined this position to the Spanish Ambassador and in Parliament on 15 October.

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