HC Deb 13 December 1999 vol 341 cc58-9W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the discussions held between the European Council and President-nominate Prodi at the Cologne Council on 3 June; what were the questions raised; if he will deposit the presentation on the future Commission's work and reform programme in the Library; and if he will make a statement. [101016]

The Prime Minister

At the Cologne European Council, President Prodi outlined his intention to implement far reaching reform of the Commission. This will include improved financial and personnel management, a better standard of integrity and a clearer division of responsibilities. The Commission will publish a full programme for reform in early 2000. This will be deposited in the Library in due course.