Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Thursday hailed the outcome of the Toronto summit of the seven industrialized democracies as one of "achievement and confidence."

Thatcher's remarks came in a brief statement to Parliament hours after returning to London following three days of meetings with leaders from the United States, Canada, France, Italy, West Germany and Japan.

Thatcher made no mention - and neither was she asked - about a storm she left behind in Canada following her speech Wednesday to the Canadian Parliament.

She drew the wrath of opposition parliamentary members for heaping praise on a controversial plan to abolish all economic barriers between Canada and the United States, negotiated by the government of Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.