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Gibraltar: Politics and Government

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 25 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the government of Gibraltar on (a) the application of the European Convention on Human Rights to Gibraltar and (b) applications for citizenship by Moroccans resident and working in Gibraltar. (301422)

While the Government continually monitor Gibraltar’s compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights, there have been no recent discussions on the specific application of the convention.

The issue of citizenship by Moroccan residents in Gibraltar has been recently discussed by officials of the Governor’s Office and the Government of Gibraltar. Processes which lead to the acquisition of British Citizenship in Gibraltar come under the responsibility of the Governor’s Office on behalf of the Government. The Government of Gibraltar are responsible for regulation covering immigration to Gibraltar.