A Question in the House that raises more Questions

According to Hansard, a question was raised
in the House yesterday by Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent, Independent) that was
either a waste of time, or, has the makings of a story.
 

The Question:

To ask the Secretary
of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what request has been received
from the Israeli Government for permission for Israeli military aircraft (a)
to enter airspace over and (b) to land at
Gibraltar.
 

The Response:

Kim Howells (Minister
of State (
Middle East), Foreign & Commonwealth Office)

The Government have not received any
requests from the Israeli military to enter airspace over and land at
Gibraltar.

Would it be the responsibility of the FO to
answer such a question, to which a truthful answer was probably given, or if
the aircraft in question was to land at the RAF station in
Gibraltar would it have been
better to ask the Minister of Defence, in which case a completely different
answer may or may not have emerged. 

So what does Dai Davies know that the rest
of don’t? 

If we look back a week and see all the news
headlines with regard to
Israel
getting ready to attack
Iran, in order to obtain ordnance in secret, the RAF base in Gibraltar would seem a perfect
place to pick up a few B61-11s dropped off by a passing American auxillary ship.

Does Dai Davis know something?  Or was he just raising a question in the
House to get his average for the year up.

 


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