HL Deb 20 February 1985 vol 460 c668WA
Lord Kennet

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether (a) NATO and (b) the European Community consider Ceuta and Melilla "European Territory".

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Young)

Ceuta and Melilla do not form part of the North Atlantic Area as defined in the North Atlantic Treaty. It is common ground that the terms of Spain's accession to the European Community will apply to all parts of the Kingdom of Spain, of which, under Spanish law, Ceuta and Melilla form a part.