asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a statement on the recent discussion between Her Majesty's Government and the Government of Spain concerning Gibraltar and its status.
I refer the hon. Member to the statement I made to the House on 14 April about the agreement reached between my right hon. and noble Friend and the Spanish Foreign Minister on 10 April.—[Vol. 982, c. 800–1.]
asked the Lord Privy Seal if it is the intention of the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to have the Chief Minister and the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Assembly in Gibraltar present at any further talks which may be held to discuss the lifting of the restrictions on Gibraltar which were imposed by the Spanish authorities 11 years ago; and if he will make a statement.
As I said on 14 April, the Gibraltarians will be represented in all future negotiations.—[Vol. 982, c. 803.]
asked the Lord Privy Seal (1) if he will make a statement on the discussions which the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs had with the Spanish Foreign Minister in Lisbon when the subject of the Spanish restrictions against Gibraltar are understood to have reached a stage which could result in the Spanish frontier gates being re-opened for free movement on the land area between Gibraltar and Spain;(2) if he will make a statement on the outcome of the talks which the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs had with the Chief Minister of Gibraltar on the subject of future negotiations with the Spanish Government relating to the lifting of restrictions by the Spanish authorities against Gibraltar.
I have nothing to add to the statement that I made to the House on 14 April.—[Vol. 982, c. 800.]
asked the Lord Privy Seal if it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to hold a referendum in the territory of Gibraltar before any decision is taken on the re-opening of the Spanish gates at the border separating Gibraltar and Spain.
No. I have already made clear in the House on 14 April that both the Chief Minister of Gibraltar and the Leader of the Opposition expressed themselves satisfied when my right hon. and noble Friend and I saw them on 14 April.—[Vol. 982. c. 807.]