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Gibraltar: Airport Agreement

Volume 548: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1993

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What is their reaction to the recent judgment by the European Court of Justice confirming Gibraltar's suspension from an EC air services directive.

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
(Baroness Chalker of Wallasey)

The judgment has no implications for our title over Gibraltar or for the status of the 1987 Airport Agreement. We continue to believe that implementation of the agreement, updated as necessary to reflect subsequent directives, would be in the best interests of Gibraltar. It would in particular remove Gibraltar's suspension from EC air liberalisation measures.