§ Mr. Favell
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his answer of 21 January,Official Report, column 101, if he will make his policy to make available the revised text of the Maastricht agreement, as prepared for signatures, at least seven days before the treaty is signed.420W
§ Mr. Garel-Jones
The text of the treaty on European union agreed at Maastricht was made available to the House on 16 December. It is now being prepared in a form suitable for signature on 7 February. This process will be completed only shortly before 7 February. I will ensure that a copy of the text is made available to the House immediately after signature.