§ Mr. Whittingdale
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the outcome of discussions about the proposed withholding tax at the ECOFIN meeting on 15 March; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Dawn Primarolo
The Commission gave an informal progress report on its discussions with third countries on adoption of equivalent measures in relation to payments of interest to Community residents. There was no general discussion of the draft Directive on taxation of savings, and no decisions were taken.