Tuesday, March 29, 2005

London backs Local talk on pollution

Campo & Gibraltar issues

The British Government hopes that the new trilateral forum will provide a suitable atmosphere in which to discuss issues such as air pollution from the oil refinery at La Linea near Gibraltar.

This was the position stated by Dennis MacShane, Minister for Europe.

But he said that at the present time London believes that local environmental issues such as these are most appropriately addressed under the local cooperation forum of the Government of Gibraltar - Mancomunidad del Campo de Gibraltar Joint Committee.

This Committee has already established a joint epidemiological study to investigate the alleged high incidence of cancer cases in the area, he told the Commons in reply to a question from Lyndsay Hoyle.

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