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Inquiry status: concluded
The Committee maintains a ‘rolling inquiry’ into the FCO’s responsibilities for the UK’s Overseas Territories and periodically takes evidence from the relevant FCO Minister.
The Committee held an evidence session in December 2012 which focused on the Government’s Overseas Territories White Paper, and a further, follow-up, session in December 2013 following the second annual Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council.
The Committee held an evidence session on 5 March 2014 with the Chief Minister of Gibraltar, during the Committee’s visit to Gibraltar in March 2014. The evidence session fits into the Committee’s rolling inquiry into Overseas Territories. It followed an evidence session held with the FCO Minster Mark Simmonds in December 2013, and sought to explore some of the issues that were raised in that session, including the overall UK-Gibraltar relationship, and the current situation with regard to ongoing disputes with Spain.
Thursday 3 April 2014 - oral evidence transcript (PDF) ( PDF 283 KB)
Wednesday 5 March 2014 in Gibraltar - oral evidence audio
Wednesday 5 March 2014 in Gibraltar - oral evidence transcript ( PDF 158 KB)
Tuesday 17 December 2013 - oral evidence
Tuesday 17 December 2013 - written evidence ( PDF 1.26 MB)
Tuesday 11 December 2012 - oral & written evidence (PDF 503 KB)
Written evidence received 2010-12
Foreign Affairs Committee to hear from Minister for Europe on Gibraltar
Foreign Affairs Committee to hold an evidence session in Gibraltar on the UK Overseas Territories
Evidence given by Mark Simmonds MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, and officials, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.