HC Deb 28 June 1971 vol 820 cc27-8W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT full and complete details showing to what extent at present the Council of Europe and the Western European Union Assemblies have power to alter and amend, or reject any proposals, or make legally binding statutes, or whether their powers are of a debating and advisory character.

Mr. Anthony Royle

The Assembly of Western European Union and the Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe have the right to pass Recommendations, Resolutions and Opinions for consideration by member Govern ments, but do not possess legislative power.