HC Deb 24 April 1985 vol 77 cc442-3W
53. Mr. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what further proposals he intends to place before his European Community partners for the development of Community policies.

Sir Geoffrey Howe

We put forward a number of proposals in the ad hoc Committee on Institutional Affairs and the separate committee on a People's Europe whose reports, in the latter case the first half only, have been placed in the Library of the House. We shall now be discussing these proposals with other member Governments. We shall be seeking effective follow-up of our initiative to remove the regulatory burden on small businesses. We shall continue to press for progress towards the completion of the common market for goods and services.