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Press Release

No: 187/2002
Date: 07 October 2002

Referendum

 

The Chief Minister has today given notice of a motion in relation to the Referendum that he will move in the House of Assembly on Monday 14th October.

The motion contains, amongst other things, the text of the question to be put to referendum, and the list of observers.

The Question is:-

"On the 12th July 2002 the Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, in a formal statement in the House of Commons, said that after twelve months of negotiation the British Government and Spain are in broad agreement on many of the principles that should underpin a lasting settlement of Spain's sovereignty claim, which included the principle that Britain and Spain should share sovereignty over Gibraltar.

Do you approve of the principle that Britain and Spain should share sovereignty over Gibraltar?

Yes  
No