§ Lord Merrivale
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will consider the possibility of attaching Gibraltar to a European constituency in the United Kingdom, since Gibraltar's citizens are United Kingdom nationals.
§ Baroness Chalker of Wallasey
Attaching Gibraltar to a European constituency in the UK would contravene Annex II of the 1976 EC Act concerning the election of the representatives of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage. This provides that the UK will apply the provisions of the Act only in respect of the UK. Any amendment to the Act would require the unanimous agreement of all EU member states.