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International Economic Situation

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

17. To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on a co-ordinated EU response to the international economic situation. (234544)

My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary has regular and comprehensive discussions on the EU’s response to the international economic situation with the Chancellor, as well as with other ministerial colleagues. The subject is frequently discussed at Cabinet meetings, and at meetings of the National Economic Council. My right hon. Friends the Prime Minister, the Foreign Secretary and the Chancellor all attended the October European Council, where discussion focused on this area.