§ Mr. Gregory
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on plans to extend the franchise in the United Kingdom to all EC citizens.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
Proposals to grant EC nationals the right to vote, and to stand for election, at local and European parliamentary elections in their member state of residence form part of the chapter on citizenship in the draft treaty on political union. These proposals will be considered as part of the treaty as a whole at the Maastricht European Council meeting this month.