HC Deb 16 July 1979 vol 970 c417W
Mr. Jessel

asked the Lord Privy Seal if Her Majesty's Government will place on the agenda of the Council of Ministers of the Council of Europe proposals to ensure more regular consultation of the Parliamentary Assembly on draft European conventions and agreements drawn up by the Council.

Sir Ian Gilmonr

No. Her Majesty's Government recognise the valuable role the Parliamentary Assembly has played and continues to play in providing a stimulus by its discussions and through its recommendations, but consider that decisions with regard to the content of conventions, their negotiation and accession should remain a matter for national Governments in accordance with national policies.