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    MRS. JUDITH HART, MINISTER OF STATE FOR THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH OFFICE, MADE A SEA TOUR?

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    MRS. JUDITH HART, MINISTER OF STATE FOR THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH OFFICE, MADE A SEA TOUR OF GIBRALTAR YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) AS HUNTER JET FIGHTERS FLEW OVERHEAD. THEY WERE FOUR OF A DETACHMENT WHICH HAVE BEEN SENT TO GIBRALTAR IN WHAT WAS DESCRIBED BY A SPOKESMAN OF THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE IN LONDON AS A MATTER OF ROUTINE.

    LAST MONTH, THE SPANISH AUTHORITIES ANNOUNCED A BAN ON ALL BRITISH CIVIL AND MILITARY AIRCRAFT FLYING OVER THE ALGECIRAS REGION OF SPAIN, BORDERING ON GIBRALTAR WHICH SPAIN CLAIMS BELONGS TO HER. THE JETS ARRIVED AMID SPECULATION THAT THEIR VISIT WAS CONNECTED WITH THIS RESTRICTION OF AIR SPACE.

    ON SATURDAY, MRS. HART HAD A WORKING SESSION WITH THE CHIEF MINISTER, SIR JOSHUA HASSAN, AND HIS CABINET, AFTER WHICH THEY INSPECTED THE TWO TURTLES WHICH ROAM IN THE GARDEN OF THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT. THEY WILL MEET FOR FURTHER TALKS TOMORROW (9 MAY) BEFORE MRS. HART RETURNS TO LONDON.

    LATER THAT DAY, MRS HART PAID AN UNSCHEDULED VISIT TO GIBRALTAR'S FRONTIER WHERE SHE WAS SHOWN A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE AREA WHERE FLIGHTS WILL BE BANNED FROM MAY 15TH BY SPAIN.

    AFTER HER SEA TRIP ON SUNDAY, DURING WHICH SHE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE FLAG OFFICER, GIBRALTAR, REAR ADMIRAL FELL, MRS HART VISITED EUROPA POINT LIGHTHOUSE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4PSUB6GQRQIDTTVETZ49N7R8E
    Media URN:
    VLVA4PSUB6GQRQIDTTVETZ49N7R8E
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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