Her Majesty's Government of Gibraltar have confirmed that the Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP has today written to the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Theresa May MP, to tell her that the Gibraltar Government has approved the application to Gibraltar of the Protocol in the UK/EU Withdrawal Agreement.

The Chief Minister has also informed Mrs May that the Gibraltar Government approves that the four Memoranda of Understanding referred to in the Protocol should be signed by the Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, the Rt Hon David Lidington MP.

As a result, the relevant Memoranda have today been signed by Mr Lidington.

The Memoranda will be published tomorrow at 10am.

The Chief Minister said: "I have told the Prime Minister that in providing our approval to the Gibraltar Protocol and for the execution of these Memoranda, Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar attaches fundamental importance to the fact that I have led in all relevant negotiations for Gibraltar and to the agreement between our respective governments which underlines that the Protocol and accompanying arrangements will be implemented in full respect of the Gibraltar Constitution 2006 and the competence of Gibraltar Government Ministers and other relevant Gibraltar authorities provided for in the Constitution."