HC Deb 20 May 1992 vol 208 cc167-8W
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.

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.