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Brexit: Gibraltar - EU Committee launches short inquiry

08 December 2016

The House of Lords European Union Committee launches a new short inquiry on the implications of Brexit for Gibraltar.

Gibraltar is in a unique constitutional position as a British Overseas Territory within the European Union. Its citizens participated in the June referendum, and voted overwhelmingly to remain in the EU. The inquiry will examine:

  • Reaction in Gibraltar to the referendum
  • Gibraltar's existing relationship with the EU, and how it is likely to be affected by Brexit
  • The risks and opportunities that Brexit will present for Gibraltar
  • The impact of Brexit on Gibraltar's relationship with Spain
  • Gibraltar's relationship with the EU post-Brexit
  • The structures for communicating Gibraltar's concerns and priorities to the UK Government as negotiations proceed

On Tuesday 13 December, at 12 noon, the Committee will hear evidence from the Chief Minister of Gibraltar, The Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, the Deputy Chief Minister of Gibraltar and the Attorney General of Gibraltar. Further evidence will be taken in early 2017.

Although the Committee is not issuing a formal Call for Evidence, it welcomes any submissions on the above issues and any other related matters of interest. Any such submissions should be sent to euclords@parliament.uk by 16 January 2017.

Further short inquiries into the constitutional implications of Brexit for the Crown Dependencies and the UK’s devolved institutions will be launched shortly.

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