HC Deb 28 June 1988 vol 136 c188W
Mr. McFall

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next expects to meet his colleagues in the European Community Council of Foreign Ministers; and what subjects he expects to discuss.

Mrs. Chalker

The next Foreign Affairs Council will be held in Brussels on 25–26 July. At present, the agenda includes the renegotiation of the Lomé convention; progress in the negotiations with Czechoslovakia on trade industrial products; the appointment of judges to the European Court of Justice; and the establishment of the court of first instance.

There may also be discussion of issues arising at the Hanover European Council.