38. Mr. Edward M. Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies to what extent the normal movement of goods and vehicles between Gibraltar and Spain is now being frustrated by the Spanish authorities; and if he will make a statement.
§ The Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies (Mrs. Eirene White)
I invite the hon. Member's attention to the reply given to the hon. Member for Haltemprice (Mr. Wall) on 28th October.
While the assurances given by the Secretary of State on that day have reassured Gibraltarians, would the hon. Lady not agree that the only acceptable long-term solution is the restoration of friendly relations with the Spanish authorities? What steps are the Government taking to achieve this?
§ Mrs. White
The hon. Gentleman will appreciate that Questions relating to Spain should be addressed to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.