§ Mr. Mathew
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Her Majesty's Government is now prepared to support the provision of the necessary funds to ensure the continuance of the Council of Europe Local Government Conference at Strasbourg and to enable its Standing Committee of Chairmen to meet from time to time.
§ Mr. R. Allan
Yes. Her Majesty's Government are prepared to contribute their share of the necessary funds to ensure the continuance of the discussions of the European Conference of Local Authorities at Strasbourg. A final decision by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on the form to be taken by this organisation awaits the provision of further information by the Assembly.