§ Q40. Mr. Latham
asked the Prime Minister whether she will make a statement on the latest situation regarding Gibraltar.
§ The Prime Minister
Implementation of the 1980 Lisbon agreement, which would have included the lifting of Spanish restrictions, has been postponed at the request of Spain. We regret this further delay in carrying out the agreement, to which, however, both sides remain committed. My right hon. Friend the Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary discussed the implications of continued closure of the border with the Governor of Gibraltar on 23 June. The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Lord Belstead, will be visiting Gibraltar from 21–23 July to assess the situation at first hand.