14th February 2020, 17:44
The Gibraltar Parliament today marked for the first time the departure from the European Union, with the Chief Minister saying that he would be bringing updates to Parliament as Gibraltar and the UK negotiate the future relationship with the EU in order to ensure full transparency with the House. All members agreed this was a regretful moment for Gibraltar, with the Leader of the Opposition and Together Gibraltar Leader enquiring as to how often they would be briefed confidentially. Mr Picardo revealed that the Deputy Chief Minister would be writing to the members of the Brexit Select Committee to convene a meeting for next Thursday.
Parliament also paid its tributes to former Parliamentarian Lucio Randall, who died last week. Mr Randall was an MP between 2003 and 2007, and the House marked his passing with a minutes silence before proceedings began.
In answers to questions from Edwin Reyes on Housing, Minister Steven Linares said refurbishment works at Laguna Estate were now practically complete, with the removal of scaffolding and clean up works expected to take place next week.