100. The Chairman informed the Session that only eight national reports had been received in time to be printed, and four more arrived too late.
101. Notwithstanding this alarming indication, the Session was of the opinion that the practice of presenting national reports should be continued and that their diffusion should be enhanced.
102. The Session was of the opinion that the writing of the reports would be facilitated if some general guidelines would be established for their preparation. In this connection, the delegates from the United Kingdom and Finland described the simple process used in their countries to prepare such reports.
103. Concluding its discussions, the Session recommended:
that general guidelines for the preparation of national reports be established by the Chairmen of the three Sub-Commissions and the Secretariat through an exchange of correspondence and that they be subsequently forwarded to EIFAC National Correspondents for comments and approval;
that the national reports cover two calendar years (in this case from 1 January 1984 to 31 December 1985) and that they be sent to the Secretariat at the latest by 31 January of each year in which a session is to be held;
that these reports be published as EIFAC Occasional Papers.