HL Deb 11 October 1993 vol 549 c3WA
Lord Bruce of Donington

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether, at the next meeting of the European Council, they will bring forward proposals to open to the public meetings at (a) the Council of Ministers and (b) Committees of the European Parliament.

Baroness Chalker of Wallasey

The Council of Ministers already holds a number of debates in public, in accordance with a decision by the Edinburgh European Council last December. We see no need to propose any different arrangements. Open sessions of committees of the European Parliament are a matter for the Parliament itself to decide.

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