§ 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.