HL Deb 07 November 2001 vol 628 cc30-1WA
Lord Garel-Jones

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the position of talks regarding the future of Gibraltar. [HL949]

The Minister for Trade (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)

As previously announced, the Government resumed talks under the Brussels Process in July. We are aiming to build a better future for Gibraltar and firmly believe this represents the best way forward. A further ministerial meeting under the Brussels Process is planned for 20 November. Both we and the Spanish Government hope that the Chief Minister of Gibraltar will participate in this meeting. The Government stand by their commitment to the people of Gibraltar as set out in the Preamble to the 1969 Gibraltar Constitution.