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Gibraltar

Volume 32: debated on Wednesday 24 November 1982

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22.

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has for talks with the new Spanish Government on the future of Gibraltar.

The new Spanish Government have not yet taken office, nor has a Foreign Minister yet been appointed. Her Majesty's Government remain ready to have talks with the Spanish Government about Gibraltar in accordance with the Lisbon agreement. I hope there will be an opportunity to meet the Spanish Foreign Minister soon after his appointment and to give him our views on this matter.

46.

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he now expects the Lisbon agreement in respect of Gibraltar to be implemented.

I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave on 22 November to the hon. Member for South Ayrshire (Mr. Foulkes).—[Vol. 32, c. 352.]