§ Mr. Spearing
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what provision for expenditure on the Heads of Government working groups is made in the current budget of the European Communities; and if there are any other sources of funding.
§ Mr. Rifkind
Ad Hoc Committee on Institutions (Dooge committee)201W
Conference rooms are provided for this committee in the Palais d'Egmont by the Belgian Government. Travel expenses and conference services (eg typing and interpretation) are paid for by the Council or Commission from within their existing financial provisions. Delegates pay their own additional expenses. The Council, the Commission and the Irish Government each provide the services of one A-Grade officer as secretariat for the committee.
People's Europe Committee
This committee is funded in the same way as the Ad Hoc Committee on Institutions except that there is no secretariat.