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Spain-Gibraltar Border

Volume 987: debated on Thursday 3 July 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what further progress has been made in the negotiations with the Spanish Government on the re-opening of the Spanish border gates between Gibraltar and Spain ; and if he will make a statement.

A further round of technical discussions were held in Madrid in the week beginning 23 June, between United Kingdom, Gibraltarian and Spanish officials; and we are continuing to press the Spanish authorities to agree to an early date for restoring direct communications between Gibraltar and Spain.