HC Deb 07 November 1995 vol 265 cc751-2

That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 6827/95, the Commission's Medium Term Social Action Programme 1995–97; endorses the Government's view that European Community social policy should focus on helping to tackle unemployment, creating the conditions which encourage the creation of new jobs, and on improving the competitiveness of Community businesses, and should avoid further unnecessary legislation; takes note of European Community Document No. 5663/95, relating to the Employment Conclusions of the Essen European Council; and welcomes the fact that the Heads of Government of the European Community have recognised at successive European Councils the importance of tackling the high levels of structural unemployment in the Community.—[Mr. Knapman.]

Question agreed to.