HC Deb 28 February 1977 vol 927 c9W
24. Sir G. de Freitas

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will introduce legislation to set up a system for electing by proportional representation 81 members to the European Parliament in May or June 1978 using as constituencies amalgamations of present counties and regions of the United Kingdom.

Mr. John

The Government will shortly be publishing a White Paper on direct elections to the European Assembly.