I appreciate that that is quite generous, but as the economy of Gibraltar, through no fault of its own, has been drastically curtailed by the Spanish restrictions, and as the talks may be protracted and may not have a successful outcome, it is, would not the right hon. Gentleman agree, up to us to be very generous—
I have a great deal of sympathy with what the hon. Gentleman has said. So far the allocation has been generous, I think, and the scale of future allocations must depend, to a large extent, on the progress the Gibraltar Government make with drawing up their development plan on which they are at present engaged.
In view of the critical state in which Gibraltar finds herself, would the right hon. Gentleman confirm that he will review the allocation from time to time to see whether it can be increased or revised to meet eventualities which may be as yet over the horizon?
I think that we had better await developments. The Gibraltar Government know that they can always reopen these matters with us, but it is impossible at this stage to forecast what steps will be taken to meet those requirements.