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Govt motion for EU select committee

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The Gibraltar Government will today give notice that it intends to move a motion regarding the establishment of a select committee at the renewed sitting of the Parliament.

The motion states that the House “Regrets that the outcome of the referendum of 23 June 2016 on whether the United Kingdom and Gibraltar should remain in the European Union or should leave resulted in an overall decision to leave.”

The motion notes the statement made by the UK Government that Gibraltar will be “fully involved” in the formulation of the UK’s policy in relation to a potential withdrawal from the European Union.

Further, it states that the House: “Welcomes the declared intention of the Government and the Opposition to cooperate in determining both the impact on Gibraltar of a potential withdrawal from the European Union and Gibraltar’s future relationship with the European Union.”

The formal structure to take this cooperation forward should be a Select Committee, the motion states.

It will be known as the Select Committee on the EU and its composition will reflect that of Parliament.

The Select Committee is to report to the House on these matters and will consist of four Members nominated by the Chief Minister, two Members nominated by the Leader of the Opposition and the Independent Member of Parliament.