HC Deb 24 April 1985 vol 77 c440W
33. Dr. Mawhinney

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent meetings he has had with his opposite numbers in other European Economic Community countries; and what was discussed.

Sir Geoffrey Howe

I met other European Community Foreign Ministers at the European Council on 29–30 March, which my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister, reported to the House on 2 April, [Vol. 76. c. 26–31]. I had previously attended the Foreign Affairs Council from 17 to 19 March, as my hon. Friend the Member for Edinburgh, Pentlands (Mr. Rifkind) reported to the House on 25 March, [Vol. 76, c. 1063–72]. I also held bilateral discussions on Community and other international issues with the Belgian Foreign Minister at Chequers and Chevening on 2–3 March.