HC Deb 27 April 1982 vol 22 cc260-1W
12. Mr. Crowther

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on his latest plans for the future of the Gibraltar dockyard.

Mr. Blaker

The closure of the dockyard is due to start in 1983, with preparatory action as necessary this year. We are in consultation with the Gibraltar Government about possible alternatives to support Gibraltar's economy in the future.