HC Deb 12 April 1984 vol 58 cc525-6
Q4. Mr. Gregory

asked the Prime Minister if she has any plans to make an official visit to York.

The Prime Minister

I have at present no plans to do so.

Mr. Gregory

York's citizens will naturally be very disappointed to hear my right hon. Friend's reply. As the European Parliament elections will be held in nine weeks' time, will my right hon. Friend stress to the President of the Council of Ministers the importance of placing the EC on a proper financial footing for ever?

The Prime Minister

It is vital, when own resources are at issue, to secure a fair and equitable distribution of the burden of financing the Community. That is the Government's objective, and I shall continue to press it.

Mr. Dubs

Is the Prime Minister aware that Amnesty International—[Interruption]—in York and in other parts of the country has launched an international campaign against torture by Governments? Will she give full support to this campaign, and will she ensure that the people of York, like the people of the rest of the country, are made aware of her repugnance for any Government who practise torture against their citizens?

The Prime Minister

I am glad to make it perfectly clear that this Government are against any torture practised by Governments or people.