HC Deb 09 March 1972 vol 832 cc394-5W
Q17. Mr Meacher

asked the Prime Minister whether he has yet arranged a new date for his meeting with President Pompidou.

The Prime Minister

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 7th March to a Question from my hon. Friend the Member for Chelmsford (Mr. St. John-Stevas).—[Vol. 832, c. 305–6.]

Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Prime Minister (1) whether, during his forthcoming meeting with President Pompidou, he will raise with him the question of offering the French Government's support to ensure that the European Parliament is elected on a similar basis to the British House of Commons;

(2) whether, during his forthcoming discussions with President Pompidou, he will raise the question of the West German Government's proposal that the European Commission should prepare draft proposals for a European Community wide prices and incomes policy; and whether he will convey to the President Her Majesty's Government's policy on this, and seek the support of the French Government in any discussions with the European Economic Community on this subject.

The Prime Minister

I expect my talks with President Pompidou to range over a wide field. I am not prepared to predict which individual subjects will be discussed.

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