European Economic Area

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:58 pm on 17th February 1992.

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Photo of Mrs Elaine Kellett Mrs Elaine Kellett , Lancaster 4:58 pm, 17th February 1992

While I very much agree with the hon. Lady that it is important to avoid building a fortress Europe, does she agree that the agreements will assist countries such as Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland which have been at such a disadvantage for so long and will smooth their eventual entry into the Community—an entry which, although delayed, will be welcome when it occurs?