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Volume 124: debated on Wednesday 16 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on his recent discussions with the Spanish Government regarding Gibraltar.

My right hon. and learned Friend met the Spanish Foreign Minister in Madrid on 27 and 28 November, and again in London, on 2 December. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport and the Spanish Transport Minister were also present on 2 December. These meetings resulted in agreements on cooperation in the use of Gibraltar airport, on the resumption of the ferry service between Gibraltar and Algeciras and on the improvement of arrangements at the land frontier between Gibraltar and Spain. The texts of the joint declarations containing these agreements have been placed in the Library.