HC Deb 06 March 1996 vol 273 c258W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the negotiations on Cyprus's application for membership of the EU. [17266]

Mr. David Davis

We welcome the prospect of accession and think it should contribute to a settlement. The Madrid European Council reaffirmed that accession negotiations will start six months after the conclusion of the IGC and taking account of its results.

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