HC Deb 29 July 1975 vol 896 c417W
Q9. Mr. Marten

asked the Prime Minister if he will give an assurance that, before he discusses at a Heads of State meeting the Commission's Report on European Union, the House of Commons will be given an opportunity to endorse the Government's opposition to the proposals contained therein.

Mr. Edward Short

I have been asked to reply.

The Commission's report is not a formal proposal on which the Council of Ministers is asked to take a decision, and it is unlikely to be discussed at a Heads of Government meeting. The Belgian Prime Minister will take account of it in the report on European Union which he is preparing for submission to the Heads of Government.