§ Mrs. Castle
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth 747W Affairs whether he has yet had an opportunity of raising with the Heads of Government of the EEC the desirability of national parliaments being able to decide the salaries of their nationals elected to the European Parliament; and with what result.
§ Mr. Judd
As my right hon. Friend the Leader of the House told my right hon. Friend on 12th January, the salaries issue has already been raised at Heads of Government level by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister. At the request of the European Council the question is being pursued by the Council of Ministers. Discussions are still continuing, and I cannot yet say whether the matter will need to be considered again by the European Council.