HC Deb 28 February 1985 vol 74 cc226-7W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Prime Minister if she will seek to ensure that the agenda for meetings of the European Council distinguishes between items which come within the scope of the European Economic Community treaties and those which do not.

The Prime Minister

The function of the European Council is to provide strategic direction and political impetus for all areas of European Community work and for co-operation between member states outside the treaty framework; for example, in political co-operation. No purpose is therefore served in distinguishing between matters discussed on the basis of whether or not they fall within the scope of the treaties.

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