HC Deb 20 July 1987 vol 120 c32W
26. Mr. Steen

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will urgently meet his Spanish counterpart to discuss the Spanish Government's veto on the Community proposals for the further deregulation of air transport routes in Europe; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State met his Spanish counterpart during the course of the Transport Council on 30 June and made it clear that he and his right hon. and learned Friend the Foreign Secretary were ready for urgent bilateral talks at any time. Officials have already held a first meeting, and further meetings are planned.