§ Mr. Howard
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent developments there have been in discussions between Gibraltar and Spain regarding the use of Gibraltar airport; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Doug Henderson
[holding answer 15 July 1998:] We are not aware of any recent discussions between the Government of Gibraltar and the Spanish authorities regarding the use of Gibraltar airport. We believe that development of Gibraltar airport would bring significant economic benefits for Gibraltar and Spain. We would support any proposal on which all parties could agree.