HC Deb 29 October 1987 vol 121 c396W
Mr. John Marshall

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is Her Majesty's Government's policy towards the status of Gibraltar; what was the outcome of the most recent expression of opinion on their future by the people of Gibraltar; and what discussions are currently taking place with the Spanish Government on this matter.

Mrs. Chalker

We will continue to stand by the undertaking in the 1969 Gibraltar constitution to respect the wishes of the people of Gibraltar on the future status of Gibraltar. Repeated opinion polls have confirmed the findings of the 1967 referendum in which the people of Gibraltar voted overwhelmingly in favour of retaining their links with Britain. My right hon. and learned Friend meets the Spanish Foreign Minister at regular intervals for discussions under the 1984 Brussels agreement. He will be doing so again at the end of November.