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17th December 2015, 20:15

Legislative framework being drafted for Gibraltar based on UK Armed Forces Act of 2006

A legislative framework is being drafted for Gibraltar based on the UK Armed Forces Act of 2006, with a bill to be published in due course. This was the Government’s response to GBC questions regarding a debate in the UK’s House of Commons on the possibility of extending to Gibraltar the provisions of the Act, which sets out the military law by which the British Armed Forces operate.

In response to parliamentary questions, Under-Secretary of State for Defence, Mark Lancaster, denied Gibraltar’s exemption till now had anything to do with Spanish interference, saying the UK had been in discussions with the Gibraltar Government as to whether the provisions were best applied through the act itself or through its own legislation. Mr Lancaster added he was keen to conclude the matter with Gibraltar as quickly as possible now that elections here have ended.