§ Mr. Lofthouse
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what are the principal aims and objectives of the European Economic Community in the coming year.
§ Mr. Luce
There is no single statement of Community priorities, though we have proposed to other member states that there should be such a statement in future. However, the priorities of the Italian Presidency were set out in the Italian Foreign Minister's speech to the European Parliament on 16 January and M. Delors outlined the thrust of the new Commission's policy in another statement to the European Parliament on 14 January. I would also refer the hon. Member to the conclusions of the European Council of 3 and 4 December. Copies of these texts are in the Library of the House.