§ Mr. Ovenden
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what progress he has made in securing reciprocal tariff concessions from Spain in respect of those United Kingdom exports which were excluded from concessions under the provisions of the 1970 EEC/Spain agreement which came into force on 1st July 1977.
§ Mr. Meacher
At its meeting on 20th December 1977 the EEC Council of Ministers agreed on proposals for a revision of the EEC /Spain trade agreement. Negotiations with Spain on these proposals are expected to open shortly. One of the Community's objectives will be to secure tariff concessions from Spain on those products which do not at present receive them.