§ Mr. David Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on relations with Romania.
§ Mr. Mellor
United Kingdom-Romanian relations are cool. The main bilateral problem is the Romanian authorities' unwillingness to deal satisfactorily with marriage cases involving British citizens.
Romania's poor human rights record and her disappointing and unhelpful attitude at the CSCE follow-up meeting in Vienna are the other main factors inhibiting an improvement in bilateral relations.