HC Deb 03 December 1980 vol 995 cc109-10W
28. Mr. McQuarrie

asked the Lord Privy Seal what further progress has been made in the negotiations between the Spanish and United Kingdom Governments on the lifting of the restrictions between the border of Gibraltar and La Linea in the Campo De Gibraltar; and if he will make a statement.

Sir Ian Gilmour

I refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave him on 24 November.

34. Mr. Teddy Taylor

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a statement on the future of Gibraltar.

Sir Ian Gilmour

We are continuing to work for the implementation of the agreement that my right hon. and noble Friend concluded with the Spanish Foreign Minister in Lisbon on 10 April, which provides for the restoration of direct communications between Gibraltar and Spain and the opening of negotiations. As the text of the agreement makes clear, the British Government's commitment to the people of Gibraltar remains firm.

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