§ Mr. Tom Clarke
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has received on the future of Gibraltar; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Chalker
My right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs has received no recent representations about the future of Gibraltar. Our consideration of Gibraltar's future is governed by the commitment, renewed by successive Governments, that we would never enter into arrangements under which the people of Gibraltar would pass under the sovereignty of another state against their freely and democratically expressed wishes.