HC Deb 08 July 2002 vol 388 c654W
Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what grounds it was decided not to hand out leaflets on Gibraltar during the overseas territories exhibition organised by his Office on Britain's overseas territories; and who took the decision. [67218]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

[holding answer 5 July 2002]No such decision was taken. An updated information leaflet on Gibraltar was prepared specially for the event, and was inserted into all the packs prepared before the event. These packs ran out on the day, due to high demand. Additional packs were prepared but, due to an oversight, these were given out for a short period without Gibraltar leaflets. This situation was quickly corrected.

Mr. Spring

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's policy is on the status of joint proposals agreed by the United Kingdom and Spain on the future of Gibraltar, should they be rejected by the people of Gibraltar in a referendum; if such proposals would form the basis of future negotiations; and if he will make a statement. [67559]

Peter Hain

[holding answer 5 July 2002]I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 2 July 2002,Official Report, column 276W. As I said in Westminster Hall on 18 June 2002, Official Report, column 38WH, no deal will be implemented unless the people of Gibraltar agree in a referendum.