Gibraltar: Spain

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 18th September 2015.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent statements by the Spanish Minister for Europe in relation to British waters surrounding Gibraltar that Spain does not recognise United Kingdom rights over maritime areas not covered by Article X of the Treaty of Utrecht 1713.

Photo of Baroness Anelay of St Johns Baroness Anelay of St Johns Minister of State

We are confident of UK sovereignty over British Gibraltar Territorial Waters (BGTW) under international law and have made our position clear to the Spanish government.

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