§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what concessions were made to Spain in negotiations regarding Norwegian accession to the European Union.
§ Mr. Baldry
No concessions were made to Spain with respect to Norwegian accession to the European Union. Under the earlier agreement on the European Economic Area, Norway agreed to make additional quantities of cod available to the "cohesion" countries-for this purpose, Spain, Portugal and Ireland.
As part of the EFTA accession negotiations it was decided that the terms for Iberian integration into the common fisheries policy would be agreed by 1 January 1995. This brought forward by 12 months the original agreement to this effect, reached at the time of Spanish and Portuguese accession to the Community.