Mr David Ginsburg: Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that currency stability is an important condition for the resolving of the budgetary problem? Will he be prepared to make his contribution to resolving the problem by offering British entry into the European monetary system at what is still an extremely propitious moment?
Mr David Ginsburg: The Minister will recall the recommendation of the Cork committee on the appointment of an administrator in cases of insolvency. Would not that be a useful interim measure which the Government could carry into effect if they decided not to hold an early election arid needed legislation with which to carry on?
Mr David Ginsburg: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement concerning the current aid programmes to India and Pakistan.
Mr David Ginsburg: I welcome the Minister's reply, which was most interesting and informative. Will he say whether the Government have any proposals to extend this help to rural communities by way of assistance to agriculture and irrigation and also to deal with malaria problems in the territories concerned?
Mr David Ginsburg: In connection with this publication, will the Minister reconfirm that Europe is now Britain's largest trading partner? Will he stress that withdrawal from the EC would constitute an economic disaster for this country?