HC Deb 24 February 1998 vol 307 cc161-2W
Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect of the closure of NATO headquarters in Gibraltar on Gibraltar's(a) air space, (b) border controls and (c) territorial waters. [30810]

Dr. Reid

The defence and security of Gibraltar, its air space, borders and territorial waters are, and will remain, the direct responsibility of the UK. They will therefore be unaffected by the closure of GIBMED, the NATO headquarters based in Gibraltar.