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Brexit: Gibraltar - Lords EU Committee presses Government for four key commitments

28 March 2018

The House of Lords EU Committee has today written to Rt Hon David Davis MP, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, seeking assurances on four key aspects of Brexit as it relates to Gibraltar.

Background

The letter follows a Committee visit to Gibraltar on 15-16 March 2018 by way of follow up to its March 2017 Brexit: Gibraltar inquiry, where the Committee met key interlocutors including the Chief Minister of Gibraltar, members of the Parliament of Gibraltar Brexit Committee, representatives of business and the cross-frontier group, and Gibraltar port, airport, police and customs officials.

Findings

The Committee stresses the following priorities for Gibraltar in the Brexit negotiations:

  • Ensuring transitional arrangements applying to Gibraltar in full.
  • Ensuring the fluidity of Gibraltar's border with Spain and continued cooperation with the Campo de Gibraltar.
  • Ensuring UK-Gibraltar relations are maintained and enhanced post-Brexit.
  • Ensuring Gibraltar has a voice in the Brexit process.

The Committee invites the Government’s response on each of these points by 27 April.

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