HC Deb 25 July 1967 vol 751 c109W
Sir W. Teeling

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what are Her Majesty's Government's intentions with regard to the use of Gibraltar as a strategic base, and to what extent the waterfront on the west side of the Rock will continue to be required for military installations or for the residence of those concerned therewith, to the exclusion of the use thereof for tourist development and other uses of the inhabitants of Gibraltar.

Mr. Healey

We intend to maintain the garrison, airfield, naval dockyard and other establishments in Gibraltar.

As has been made known more than once, we are ready to consider sympathetically any proposals which will help the economic development of Gibraltar. No proposals have yet been made by the Government of Gibraltar concerning the area referred to and the question of moving defence property does not arise at present.