Letter to the Clerk of the Committee from
the Hon David Durie CMG, Governor of Gibraltar, 2 July 2002
GIBRALTAR: WALL STREET JOURNAL ARTICLE
When the Committee raised with me this morning
the question of the letter in the Wall Street Journal from the
Spanish Ambassador to the United States about Gibraltar, I said
that I thought that I had only seen the letter after the Chief
Minister had replied to it. That recollection was incorrect.
Now that I have had a chance to look at papers,
I see that the letter from the Spanish Ambassador was published
in the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday 5 June; it was reprinted
in the Gibraltar Chronical on Friday 7 June, and the Chief Minister's
reply to it was published in the Gibraltar Chronical on Tuesday
11 June (I do not know if his letter was actually published in
the Wall Street Journal).
As the Committee may be aware, the Chief Minister
was actually in New York on 5 June giving evidence at the United
Nations Committee of 24. He did not raise the Spanish Ambassador's
letter with me either before or after he had replied to it himself.
2 July 2002