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Picardo to meet Fox as Lords debate Gibraltar

File photo dated 07/08/13 of the Palace of Westminster, which contains the House of Commons and the House of Lords, in London, as support for House of Lords reform is predicted to increase if peers obstruct or delay Brexit, new research claims. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday February 20, 2017. An ICM survey for Change Britain, which campaigns on the terms of Brexit, found 43% of respondents are more likely to back abolition or reform compared to 12% who are less likely in such circumstances. See PA story POLITICS Brexit Poll. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The House of Lords is to hold a debate on Gibraltar tomorrow following the recent publication of a report by its EU Select Committee.
The debate will be attended by Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia, who flew to London yesterday for a series of meeting related to Brexit.
Their programme includes a meeting with the Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr Liam Fox.
In their absence, the Minister for the Environment, Energy, Climate Change and Education Dr John Cortes will act as Chief Minister until Wednesday.
In their report, the Lords’ EU Select Committee said Gibraltar’s future relationship with the EU must be negotiated as part of the wider UK Brexit deal and not bilaterally with Spain.
The committee said the British Government had “a moral duty” to stand up for the Rock.
The debate will be introduced by Lord Boswell of Aynho, Chair of the European Union Committee. Baroness Goldie will respond for the Government.

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