HC Deb 11 April 1986 vol 95 cc222-3W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he is satisfied with the discharge of his responsibilities for the promotion of British food exports by the agricultural attachÉ at Her Majesty's embassy in Madrid during the negotiations on Spanish accession.

Mrs. Chalker

The accession negotiations between the Community and Spain were conducted in Brussels. The agricultural attaché at Madrid was appointed in response to a recommendation from the Select Committee on Agriculture (Fifth Report 1984–85, No. 310–1) and took up the post in February 1986.