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European Community Business

Volume 974: debated on Thursday 29 November 1979

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asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what proportion of parliamentary time has been spent on EEC business since the Government took office; and if he will examine ways in which this can be reduced, in order to provide time for the Government's own legislative programme.

The proportion of parliamentary time spent in this House on EEC business since the Government took office is about 6 per cent. In view of the importance of EEC affairs, it seems doubtful whether this can be reduced.