§ Mr. Rosindell
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's policy is on Iceland joining the European Union. 
§ Mr. MacShane
As I discovered for myself when I visited Iceland on 21–22 July, there is currently an informed debate in Iceland about the pros and cons of European Union membership. Iceland is already a member of the European Economic Area and the Schengen free movement zone. It is for the Icelandic people themselves to decide whether to join and of course the United Kingdom would welcome Iceland as a partner in the EU.