§ Q80. Mr. Teddy Taylor
To ask the Prime Minister if she will raise at the next meeting of the European Council the participation of European firms in the manufacture of the chemical weapons plant in Libya; and if she will make a statement.
§ The Prime Minister
The European Council will next meet on 26–27 June and it is too early to speculate on what will be discussed. The issue is, however, a matter of great concern to us, particularly given Libyan links with terrorism, and we are already co-ordinating closely with EC partners and others about it. All EC states are members of the informal "Australia group" of Western countries which holds consultations on export controls on chemical weapon precursors and other related measures.