§ Mr. Rifkind
The usual written forecast was deposited in the House earlier today. At present three meetings of the Council of Ministers are planned for April.
The Agriculture Council is due to meet on 1–4 April and on 22–23 April to continue discussion on the Commission's price proposals for 1985.
The Foreign Affairs Council is expected to meet on 29–30 April to consider any follow-up action required in the light of the 29–30 March European Council. It will also discuss any outstanding issues in the enlargement negotiations; the Commission's proposals on integrated Mediterranean programmes and guidelines for negotiations with the Community's Mediterranean partners to take account of the effects of enlargement. Ministers may also consider the draft negotiating mandates for the second European Community-Yugoslavia financial protocol and for a European Community-Central America co-operation agreement.