HC Deb 12 May 1992 vol 207 c88W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on the issues discussed and decisions taken at the joint meeting of the European Communities and the European Free Trade Association in Oporto on 1 to 2 May.

Mr. Needham

On 2 May 1992, the Community, its member states and the members of the European Free Association signed the European economic area agreement together with related bilateral agreements between the Community and EFTA on transit, agriculture and fisheries. The European economic area will extend the principles of the Community's single market to the EFTA countries, eliminating many barriers to trade between the Community and EFTA.