HC Deb 13 June 2003 vol 406 c1151W
Andrew Mackinlay

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on Spain's decision to refer to the European Court the provision in the European Parliament (Representation) Act 2003 to extend the European Parliament elections franchise to Gibraltar; and how the United Kingdom intends to respond. [118896]

Mr. MacShane

[holding answer 12 June 2003]If Spain were to bring an action in the European Court of Justice over the enfranchisement of the Gibraltar electorate for the purposes of European parliamentary elections, we would defend any such action robustly.