HC Deb 19 July 1983 vol 46 c101W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the main arguments of those European Commur ity members who are opposed to or wish to delay indefinitely the admission of Spain and Portugal to membership; and if he will state the action he is taking to counter these.

Mr. Whitney

No. The member states of the European Community have repeatedly reaffirmed their commitment to the successful conclusion of the accession negotiations with Portugal and Spain, most recently at the June European Council at Stuttgart.