§ Sir Thomas Arnold
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will outline his objectives during the United Kingdom presidency of the European Community.
§ Mr. Garel-Jones
The primary objective will be to manage Community and inter-Governmental business efficiently and effectively.168W
Key policy themes of the United Kingdom presidency will be:completion of the single market, with the emphasis on public procurement, insurance and transport and energy liberalisation;the future financing negotiations;preparation for enlargement negotiations;developing relations with eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.