HC Deb 01 July 1974 vol 876 cc15-6W
Mr. Marten

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will make a statement on the agreement reached in Luxembourg on 25th June on trade in the Mediterranean countries.

Mr. Deakins

The Council of Foreign Ministers, at its meeting in Luxembourg on 25th June, agreed to resume negotiations with Spain, Israel and the Maghreb countries and to open negotiations with Malta on the basis of revised negotiating mandates. Some points of detail have still to be confirmed by the Committee of Permanent Representatives.