HC Deb 29 November 1979 vol 974 cc719-20W
Mr. Leighton

asked the Prime Minister if she will list in the Official Report the committee meetings which have been convened by the EEC since 1 July and which have required participation by United Kingdom Ministers or officials; what was the purpose of each meeting; and, in which cases, the matters under consideration clearly required to be dealt with on, and only on, a collective basis as set out in her reply to a question from the hon. Member for Newham, North-East on 15 November.

The Prime Minister

Meetings of committees and specialised working groups set up under the auspices of the Council are in more or less constant session. The detailed information requested could only be compiled at disproportionate expense. The Government's position on the matter under discussion is determined by Ministers individually or collectively as circumstances require.