Royal Gibraltar Police powers are a matter of Gibraltar law. The British Government's response to incursions is kept under review, including the use of Ministry of Defence assets. The Government's overarching commitment to ensure the security, prosperity and development of all the British Overseas Territories was set out in the Queen's Speech in Parliament on 8 May. We take this commitment seriously and we do not rule out any measures that are necessary to defend Gibraltar from a genuine threat to its security or defence. However, while the incursions of the Guardia Civil are an attempt to assert Spain's legal position in respect of the waters, they do not weaken or undermine the legal basis for British sovereignty over Gibraltar and British Gibraltar Territorial Waters. Nor are they acts of war. The Government's assessment is that the structures and procedures of the Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron are adequate to deliver their current tasking.