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European Community (Foreign Ministers' Meeting)

Volume 890: debated on Monday 21 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement concerning the meeting of EEC Foreign Ministers held near Dublin on 12th–13th April.

This was an informal meeting of Community Foreign Ministers at which there was a general discussion and exchange of views. These, like similar discussions with Foreign Ministers of any country, are traditionally confidential.The meeting was called on the initiative of the Foreign Minister of Ireland, and its timing had no relation to the United Kingdom referendum which is a matter for the British people alone.