§ 53. Sir Brandon Rhys Williams
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress is being made in negotiations to associate Austria more closely with the EEC.
§ Mrs. Chalker
The European Economic Community—Austria free trade agreement of 1972 provides a basis for economic co-operation. EC-EFTA ministerial meetings take place regularly to promote co-operation in specific fields. Progress has been made recently in areas of interest to Austria, including transit procedures and frontier controls.