HC Deb 02 May 1995 vol 259 c148W
Mr. Butler

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on forthcoming business in the Council of the European Union.

Mr. David Davis

The following meetings are planned:

  • May 17:Health
  • May 22: ECOFIN
  • May 29: FAC
  • Agriculture
  • May 30: FAC
  • Agriculture

The following subjects are likely to be discussed:

May 17: Health

  • No formal agenda is available.
  • The following subjects may be discussed.
  • —Europe Against Cancer Programme
  • —Health Promotion Programme
  • —Europe Against Aids Programme
  • —Drugs Programme

May 22: ECOFIN

  • Provisional agenda:
  • — Regulations in the statistical field (consumer price index, revision of systems of national and regional accounts, Community action in the statistical field)
  • — Cross-border payments directive
  • —Trans-European Networks financing
  • The meeting will be followed by a Joint Council with CEE Finance Ministers.

May 29, 30: FAC

  • Agenda not yet available

May 29, 30: Agriculture

  • —Agrimonetary (possible)
  • —Extraordinary set-aside penalties
  • —Price fixing
  • —Set-aside bio-mass (possible)
  • —Banana quotas for new member states
  • —Reform of the fruit and vegetable regime (possible)
  • —Animal welfare (possible)