§ Mr. Mitchell
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his answer of 31 March 1999,Official Report, column 692, on the Western European Union, on which dates the French and Greek Governments deposited instruments of ratification of the Treaty of Amsterdam; and on which day it will come into force. 
§ Ms Quin
The Greek and French Governments deposited their instruments of ratification on 23 and 30 March 1999 respectively.
The Treaty of Amsterdam will enter into force on 1 May 1999.