HC Deb 22 July 1981 vol 9 cc152-3W
18. Mr. Dempsey

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether any negotiations on the restoration of diplomatic relations with Albania have yet been held.

Sir Ian Gilmour

We have had no talks with the Albanians on this subject since they turned down last year our offer to re-establish relations without waiting for a resolution of the financial problems which had previously been an obstacle. But we remain ready for talks without pre-conditions.