HC Deb 28 February 1972 vol 832 cc49-50W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will give an assurance that during the present negotiations for Spain's entry into, or association with, the European Economic Community, he will oppose such arrangements until such time as Spain changes her system of government.

Mr. Rippon

I am not aware of any negotiations for Spain's entry into or association with the European Communities. Spain has a preferential Trading Agreement with the Community to which we would accede under Article 108 of the Act annexed to the Treaty of Acces- sion. Any further arrangements between Spain and the Communities would be matters for the members of the enlarged Community.

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