HC Deb 17 December 2001 vol 377 cc110-1W
Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what EU legal requirements governed the transfer of 70,000 telephone lines from Spain to Gibraltar. [R] [21546]

Ms Hewitt

[holding answer 10 December 2001]: The allocation to Gibraltar of numbers from the Cadiz exchange is a matter for the Spanish authorities. HMG is pressing the Spanish Government for an early resolution to the problems caused by non-recognition of Gibraltar's international dialling code.