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European Community Commissioners

Volume 895: debated on Monday 7 July 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy that one of the two United Kingdom Commissioners to the EEC should always be a Scot.

Members of the Commission are appointed by common accord of the Governments of the member States. The policy of Her Majesty's Government will be to seek the appointment of the persons best qualified for the position, having regard to the interests of all parts of the United Kingdom.