§ 40. Mr. Albert Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Common wealth Affairs whether any progress has been made with the discussions between Her Majesty's Government and the Spanish Government towards an amicable settlement of the status of Gibraltar to satisfy both countries.
§ Dr. Owen
There has been less progress than I should have liked. But my meetings with the Spanish Foreign Minister, and the"working group"meetings, have taken place in a good atmosphere and there has been some minor lifting of the restrictions on Gibraltar. I look forward to further progress as soon as the new Spanish Government have taken office.