HC Deb 20 March 1985 vol 75 c518W
81. Mr. Teddy Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the progress which has been made in implementing the European Economic Community reform proposals agreed at the Fontainebleu summit.

Sir Geoffrey Howe

A text on budgetary discipline was agreed by the Council last December and will apply to decisions taken this year concerning expenditure in 1986. Discussion is continuing on the texts necessary to implement the Fontainebleu agreement on budgetary imbalances and own resources. The work of the Committee on Institutional Affairs is nearly completed and its report, together with part of the People's Europe Committee's final report, will be submitted to the European Council on 29 and 30 March.