Heads of Government Meeting

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — European Community – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd December 1980.

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Photo of Mr Nigel Spearing Mr Nigel Spearing , Newham South 12:00 am, 3rd December 1980

Will the Lord Privy Seal agree that when the Heads of Government next meet, in Maastricht, on 23–24 March, the Community will be moving into a revenue crisis? Since the Heads of Government have already agreed that they will not increase the VAT levy, will he now tell the House that the Government will not agree to any proposals to put an import levy on oil?