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Volume 131: debated on Thursday 14 April 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether, in the light of statements made by the new Chief Minister of Gibraltar regarding negotiations on the future of Gibraltar, he will make a statement on the progress made so far in the discussions held between British and Spanish officials on the specific areas referred to in the Brussels declaration.

Following my right hon. and learned Friend's last meeting with the Spanish Foreign Minister, agreement was reached on joint declarations on Gibraltar airport, the proposed ferry service to Algeciras and the need to take steps to improve the flow of traffic by land between Gibraltar and Spain. Her Majesty's Government remain fully committed to the Brussels process.