§ 91. Mr. Milne
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will make a statement on the talks which have been held with the European Free Trade Association and the individual members of that Association since the rejection of Great Britain's application for membership of the European Economic Community.
§ Mr. Mulley
We have maintained close consultation with our European Free Trade Association partners through the weekly meetings of the European Free Trade Association Council in Geneva. In addition, my right hon. and noble Friend the Minister of State had talks with Austrian Ministers in Vienna last month. My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary had talks with the Norwegian Minister for Commerce and Shipping in London in January.