§ 32. Mr. Blaker
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will make a statement about her proposals for British participation in the proposed EEC programme to combat poverty.
§ Mr. O'Malley:
The EEC Commission's proposals for the implementation of this programme are still being considered at official level within the Council of Ministers and by the Economic and Social Committee and the European Assembly. If these are eventually approved by the Council I shall be considering with my colleagues, and in consultation with voluntary and other 78W interests, ways in which the United Kingdom might participate.