HC Deb 02 November 1999 vol 337 c126W
34. Mr. Peter Atkinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next plans to meet the German Chancellor to discuss European enlargement; and if he will make a statement. [95069]

Mr. Vaz

European Union enlargement is a major priority of the Government. My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary will discuss enlargement with the German Foreign Minister when they meet at the General Affairs council on 15-16 November. My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister and the German Chancellor discussed enlargement at the European council in Tampere on 15 October and will return to the subject at the Helsinki European council on 9 December.