§ 33. Mrs. Hart
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the agreement reached within the European Economic Community on a common policy concerning the new international economic order for the forthcoming special session of the United Nations General Assembly, indicating the content of the agreed policy.
Mr. James Callaghan
The Council of Ministers has reached agreement on a common position to be adopted at forthcoming international meetings. The common position covers agreement on an overall approach to the question of commodities, proposals on the limiting of price fluctuations and on improved arrangements for the stabilisation of export earnings, proposals for commercial and industrial co-operation and a range of other economic questions of interest to developing countries.