HC Deb 27 June 1978 vol 952 c527W
Mr. van Straubenzee

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will make a statement on the current position as to Spanish entry into the EEC.

Mr. Tomlinson

We hope that the Commission's opinion on the Spanish application will be ready by the end of this year. My right hon. Friend, and other Ministers, had useful talks with Sr. Calvo Sotelo, the Spanish Minister for European Affairs, on his visit to London on 20th and 21st June, when they were able to assure him of British support for an early decision on the opening of accession negotiations.