§ Mr. Tom Clarke
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has any plans to meet the Spanish Foreign Secretary.
§ Mrs. Chalker
My right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs regularly meets the Spanish Foreign Minister at a variety of European Community, NATO and other multilateral meetings. In addition, the two Foreign Ministers meet bilaterally from time to time and hold an annual meeting to discuss Gibraltar-related issues, as part of the Brussels process. The next such meeting is due to take place in Madrid before the end of this year.