Gibraltar votes defeat likely
Parliament: The House
Tuesday 23 June 1998
full voting rights for its citizens.
Ministers have refused to amend the law to give Gibraltans the franchise in
European elections, but the Conservative majority in the Lords is in favour.
The Gibraltar government has been lobbying for the move, but the British
Government says it cannot act without consulting the other member states of
the European Union.
At the second reading of the European Parliamentary Elections Bill,
Conservatives will back an amendment to give Gibraltar rights already extended
to other states' territories, including Andorra and the Canary Islands.
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