Policy Priorities

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th June 1992.

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Photo of Mr Michael Shersby Mr Michael Shersby , Uxbridge 12:00 am, 11th June 1992

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are his policy priorities during the British presidency of the EC Council of Ministers; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mr Norman Lamont Mr Norman Lamont , Kingston upon Thames

The United Kingdom's key priorities are the completion of the single market, enlargement of the Community, and working towards a conclusion on the Community's future financing.

Photo of Mr Michael Shersby Mr Michael Shersby , Uxbridge

Is my right hon. Friend aware that financial orthodoxy is one of the most important priorities for the presidency of the Community? I hope that he will follow that in the months to come.

Photo of Mr Norman Lamont Mr Norman Lamont , Kingston upon Thames

I am extremely grateful to my hon. Friend.