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European Community

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 26 June 1990

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To ask the Prime Minister if Her Majesty's Government plan to put proposals to other European Community states concerning the structure of the relationship between the European Parliament and the Commission of the European Community and the relationship of these two with national legislatures within the European Community.

I have been asked to reply.We are participating fully in the Community debate on institutional reform. In particular we believe the Commission should be more accountable to the European Parliament, especially on financial issues, and that closer links should be established between national and European Parliaments, as my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs explained to the House on 11 June.