§ Mr. Tapsell
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will set out the full list of items for discussion at the Council of Ministers (Finance) meeting on Monday 20th February; and if he will give an assurance that he will seek to make an oral statement to the House afterwards.
§ Mr. Joel Barnett
The agenda for the Finance Council has not yet been proposed but, as the Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, told the House on 30th January, it is expected to include the budgetary implications of the 1978–79 agricultural price proposals and the draft co-insurance directive. My right hon. Friend intends to make a report