HC Deb 10 March 1987 vol 112 c137W
Sir Russell Johnston

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what consideration he has given to the communication from the European Commission, entitled "Making a Success of the Single Act."

Mrs. Chalker

The Commission's paper was discussed by Foreign Ministers on 22 February. My right hon. and learned Friend made clear that the first requirement was for measures to be taken to control expenditure, including agricultural expenditure and called on the Commission to put forward detailed proposals building on the ideas in its paper. He made clear that Britain stood by the conclusions of the Fontainebleau European Council of June 1984 and saw no case for going beyond them.

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