On 12th July, following the publication of a White Paper on Brexit, Mike asked the new Scretary of State for Exiting the EU about the impact of Brexit on British Overseas Territories. You can read the interaction below.
Mike Gapes: My speed-reading skills are not perfect, but I only noticed two references to the overseas territories: one on page 96 and one in the conclusions. What does this White Paper mean for British overseas territories? Does it mean that they, and particularly Gibraltar, will be treated in exactly the same way as the UK during any transition period?
Dominic Raab: Yes. The overseas territories will retain the status that they have. We are, of course, consulting with them and, indeed, with the devolved Administrations right the way through this process.