HC Deb 10 May 1988 vol 133 c62W
Dr. Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he last met his ministerial counterparts with responsibility for local government from the other European Community states; and what matters were discussed.

Mr. Chope

Common interests in matters concerning local government in European states go wider than the European Community. Discussion of such issues takes place in the forum of the Council of Europe. Meetings of local government Ministers take place about every two years. The next will he in September.