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Direct Elections

Volume 938: debated on Thursday 10 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will set out the present stage of legislation for direct elections to a European Assembly in each country of the Common Market.

Our latest information is set out below:Affairs if he will make representations in the Community that the proposed conference on water supplies as outlined by the Commission be held in the South-West of England in view of the wide range of problems which came from the drought of 1976 in this area.

I have been asked to reply.No. I understand that the EEC Commission already has arrangements in hand to hold the meeting in Brussels, as is customary.