§ Mr. Marten
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which European countries belong to the Council of European Municipalities; and if he will give details of the joint programme for which £10,000 has been allocated to the British section.
§ Mr. Anthony Royle
National sections of the Council of European Municipalities are established in Austria, Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland. The joint programme covers activities of concern to local authorities, including provision for increased British participation in European conferences and seminars, the organisation of conferences in the United Kingdom, and the commissioning of studies related to the rôle of local authorities in the European Community.