HC Deb 14 January 1997 vol 288 cc232-3

That this House takes note of European Community Document Nos. 9795/96 ADDI relating to Commission Communications on The Information Society: from Corfu to Dublin—the new emerging priorities and The Implications of the Information Society for European Union Policies—Preparing the Next Steps, and 9795/96 ADD2, the Commission Green Paper, Living and Working in the Information Society: People First; shares the Commission's assessment of the importance of the development of the Information Society; welcomes the Commission's recognition that the development of new technologies provides substantial opportunities for new employment; and endorses the Government's view that the Information Society should be allowed to develop flexibly and without unnecessary and potentially burdensome legislation, believing that Government has a positive role in providing vision, direction and leadership to unlock the full potential of the Information Society.