HC Deb 07 December 1999 vol 340 cc512-3W
29. Mr. Gareth R. Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what further action he is taking to promote the enlargement of the EU. [99976]

Mr. Vaz

I refer my hon. Friend to the oral answer given by my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary today to my hon. Friend the Member for Barnsley, East and Mexborough (Mr. Ennis).

30. Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and commonwealth Affairs if he will set out the Government's approach to greater EU integration at the next IGC. [99977]

Mr. Vaz

The forthcoming IGC will consider the institutional changes that are needed to prepare for the next enlargement. The Government fully support this. Enlargement is not just about the applicant countries preparing to join the Union, it is also about the current member states preparing to receive them.