HC Deb 07 December 1955 vol 547 cc63-4W
53. Lieut.-Commander Maydon

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, with respect to the Gibraltar Port Development Scheme, what provisions have been made for adequate bunkering and fresh water supplies for shipping.

56. Mr. Jeger

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what progress has been made in the Port Development Scheme for Gibraltar.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

I have now received the recommendations of the Governor of Gibraltar on the Port Development Scheme the main feature of which is the construction of a deep water berth. The plans involve the use of Admiralty installations and private works to ensure adequate bunkering facilities. There is also a proposal to construct a new water catchment area and storage space. The scheme is being considered with the other Departments concerned, and I will, if possible, make a further statement about it before the Christmas Recess.