§ Mr. Spearing
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the report of the EEC 33W audit court has been discussed at any meeting of the Council of Ministers; and if he requests it to be discussed at any future meeting.
§ Mr. Lawson
The Council had before it, under the provisions of article 85 of the Financial Regulation of 21 December 1977, the report of the Court of Auditors when framing its recommendation of 8 May 1979 to the European Parliament on the granting of a discharge to the Commission on the implementation of the 1977 budget of the European Communities. Any future discussions by the Council on the recommendations of the report would most conveniently arise in the context of the area of Community expenditure to which they relate.