HC Deb 22 November 1977 vol 939 cc615-6W
Mr. Clemiton

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will publish a list of the abbreviations commonly used by his Department in parliamentary speeches, statements and answers to Questions with their respective meanings.

Mr. Luard

The most commonly and recently used abbreviations, with their meanings, are:

  • EEC—European Economic Community.
  • HK$—Hong Kong Dollars.
  • CSCE—Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe.
  • NATO—North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
  • CAP—Common Agricultural Policy.
  • JET—Joint European Torus.
  • USSR—Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
  • MCA—Monetary Compensatory Amount.
  • CIEC—Conference on International Economic Co-operation.
  • UN—United Nations.
  • CPRS—Central Policy Review Staff.
  • BBC—British Broadcasting Corporation.
  • CFP—Common Fisheries Policy.
  • ECSC—European Coal and Steel Community.
  • GATT—General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.

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