HC Deb 07 November 1979 vol 973 c208W
Mr. J. Enoch Powell

asked the Lord Privy Seal what is the status of informal meetings of the EEC Council of Ministers; and whether it is the intention to report the proceedings at such meetings to the House in future as a matter of course.

Sir Ian Gilmour

These gatherings are informal meetings of Ministers but not of the Council. They provide a useful forum for an informal and confidential exchange of views. It is not our intention to report the proceedings to the House.