HC Deb 12 June 1996 vol 279 c199W
Mr. Dykes

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will notify the European Union Council of Ministers that Her Majesty's Government will suspend forthwith the policy of non-co-operation with the other member states in respect of forthcoming decisions by the Council of Ministers. [32264]

Mr. David Davis

As my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister announced on 21 May, our policy of non-co-operation will continue until we have agreement on lifting the ban on beef derivatives and a clear framework in place leading to a lifting of the wider ban. The first of these objectives has now been met. We hope that the second will be met soon.