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Members (European Organisations)

Volume 645: debated on Tuesday 25 July 1961

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asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will specify the European bodies to which Members of Parliament have been officially appointed, at which they meet at regular intervals members of other Parliaments, stating the number of British members appointed to each body.

The only European bodies of this sort to which members are appointed officially are the Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe and the Assembly of Western European Union. Eighteen members chosen from both Houses are appointed to serve on the United Kingdom Delegation to the Council of Europe Consultative Assembly, and the same delegates represent the United Kingdom at the Western European Union Assembly. A number of substitute delegates are also appointed; this number is normally eleven but may fluctuate slightly.