13th January 2021, 12:18
A new committee has been convened to support the Government in its work towards the proposed treaty between the UK and the EU. The group, formed with the backing of the founding members of CELAC, has been named TLAC - the Treaty Liaison and Advisory Committee.
TLAC is made up out of representative groups and organisations: The Chamber of Commerce, The Gibraltar Federation of Small Businesses, Unite the Union, The Gibraltar General and Clerical Association, The Finance Centre Council and The Gibraltar Gaming and Betting Association.
The Government is represented on the Committee by its Chair, the Chief Minister, Ministers Albert Isola and Vijay Daryanani, and Albert Mena the Financial Secretary. Government will invite Ministers and senior officials as and when necessary.
The Government says it is essential in these Treaty negotiations that it has available to it the thoughts and counsel of these organisations to ensure each and every aspect of the Treaty is tested by the relevant bodies as and when these are considered.
The Chief Minister says CELAC has worked extremely well and without exception all the representative bodies have come together, set their traditional positions with each other aside and worked exclusively to deliver what is best for Gibraltar PLC. Fabian Picardo says we need that same Team Gibraltar attitude in TLAC as we approach these difficult and important Treaty negotiations, and is grateful to all of these organisations for having agreed to participate in TLAC. He says he is very much look forward to working with them to make this Treaty a reality.