HC Deb 28 April 1976 vol 910 cc113-4W
29. Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government have advocated at any time, in discussions with other members of the EEC on direct elections to the European Parliament, that representation for all countries should be directly proportional to their populations.

Mr. Crosland

No. But the Government have made clear in the Community their view that, apart from a minimum number of seats for the smaller member States, representation should be as nearly as possible proportional to the size of population of member States.

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