HC Deb 02 December 1971 vol 827 c165W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he is aware that the Commission of the European Economic Community has issued two directives affecting the cinema industry regarding the setting up of registers and the compulsory admittance of members of the film industry into membership and/or for non-recognition of professional credentials; to what extent on Great Britain's entry into the European Economic Community she will have to follow these directives; and whether he will publish details of the same in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Ridley

The hon. Member is presumably referring to two proposed directives submitted by the Commission to the Council on 9th August, 1971, the texts of which were published in the Official Journal of the European Communities No. C106 of 23rd October, 1971. I am examining these proposals. In their present form they are not binding on Member States.