§ Sir Russell Johnston
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his European Community partners with a view to sharing the responsibilities in the new embassies to be established in eastern and central Europe.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
We favour practical co-operation between EC missions in third countries. EC missions are already co-operating practically in fields such as emergency planning and medical care. We hope that the712W responsibilities opening in central and eastern Europe will extend the scope for practical co-operation. We are therefore discussing this with several of our EC partners.