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Council Of Ministers

Volume 888: debated on Wednesday 12 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the provisional agenda for the next meeting of the Council of Ministers.

:The next meeting of the Council is on 18th March. It will be attended by Finance Ministers. In additional to a general examination of the economic situation in the Community, including consideration of the revised draft economic policy guidelines for 1975, Ministers are expected to discuss a draft regulation amending the statutes of the European Monetary Co-operation Fund. They will also consider the Community's units of account.


asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what changes have been made to the provisional agenda of the Council of Ministers since his last statement.

The agendas of the meetings of the Council so far this month have closely followed the forecast of business deposited in the House. The main additions have been outstanding renegotiation issues discussed by the Foreign Affairs Council and my right hon. Friend's statement to the Council on certain problems relating to the steel industry. The Development Council is likely additionally to discuss the harmonisation and co-ordination of members' aid programmes and the allocation of the second tranche of the Community contribution to the UN emergency measures.