Cross-party British delegation visits Gibraltar to discuss Brexit

The visitors were given an explanatory tour.
The visitors were given an explanatory tour. / D. BARTLETT
  • The delegates held several meetings and were given a tour of the frontier area and the air terminal, to help their understanding

A cross-party group of UK parliamentarians arrived in Gibraltar on Wednesday for a two-day working visit to discuss Brexit and the negotiations regarding Britain's withdrawl from the European Union.

The delegates were Robert Goodwill, Conservative MP, who is a former Minister for Transport, Minister of State for Immigration and Minister of State in the Department of Education; Liz McInnes MP, who serves as Shadow Foreign Minister in Labour's Foreign Affairs team; Tom Brake MP, the Liberal Democrat spokesman for Exiting the European Union and International Trade; Mike Gapes, a Labour MP and member of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee; and William Humphrey MLA, of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), who is chair of the Infrastructure Committee of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

The visitors received a detailed briefing on Brexit issues from the deputy chief minister Dr Joseph Garcia, and were given a tour of the frontier area and the air terminal. They also met Environment Minister Dr John Cortes and his team and were briefed on financial services issues by the Finance Centre Director.

They were also able to meet members of the Brexit Select Committee of the Gibraltar Parliament and paid a courtesy call to the Governor, Lt. General Edward Davis.

Meetings were also arranged with the Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses before the delegation were due to fly back to the UK.