HC Deb 11 November 1999 vol 337 cc842-3W
Sir Richard Body

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is his policy on the establishment of a college of diplomacy of the European Union. [97524]

Mr. Hain

There is no proposal from the UK or other EU member states to create a European Union College of Diplomacy. We continue to co-operate with our EU partners in the provision of joint training programmes where such training will give our officials the skills and knowledge to promote British national interests in the European Union. These programmes are in addition to our own national programmes.