HC Deb 20 February 1985 vol 73 c478W
71. Sir William van Straubenzee

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect on the economy of Gibraltar of the opening of the border with Spain; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Renton

As my right hon. and learned Friend said in his statment on 6 February, at column 937, the prospects for economic prosperity for the people of Gibraltar and the region have been substantially improved by the full opening of the border on 5 February.

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