HC Deb 12 July 1984 vol 63 c674W
Mr. McQuarrie

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what further progress has been made in the negotiations between Her Majesty's Government and the Spanish Government on the lifting of all restrictions at the border between Gibraltar and Spain;

(2) if he will make representations to the Spanish Government for all British citizens to enjoy the same facilities at present available to Spanish nationals who wish to enter or leave Gibraltar or Spain by means of crossing the frontier gateway;

(3) when he last met the Spanish Foreign Minister to discuss the lifting of all restrictions which are at present in force by Spain against the citizens of Gibraltar; and what was the outcome of these talks;

(4) If he has any plans to meet the Spanish foreign Minister to discuss the implementation of the Lisbon agreement concerning the total lifting of the restrictions which the Spanish Government has placed on the citizens of Gibraltar; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Whitney

Our discussions with the Spanish authorities on these questions are continuing. My right hon. and learned Friend last saw the Spanish Foreign Minister on 19 June in Luxembourg, and expects to see him again in September. My right hon. and learned Friend has made clear that it remains our wish that there should be the earliest normalisation of relations as foreseen by the Lisbon agreement.