§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) whether he will make a statement on his discussions with the French Government on matters pertaining to the difficulties being experienced over European Economic Community Regulations Nos. 11 and 12 349W of 1968 on the E Mark qualification of cars;
(2) to what extent the problems connected with the E Marks regulation under European Economic Community Regulations Nos. 11 and 12 of 1968 relate to the Merchandising Marks Act, the Vehicles Construction and Use Regulations and the Trade Descriptions Act; and when he expects to reach an agreement on these discussions;
(3) whether he has received the communication from the hon. Member for West Ham, North, regarding a number of problems resulting from the attitude of the French Government to European Economic Community Regulations Nos. 11 and 12 of 1968; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peyton
The Construction and Use Regulations require vehicles first used after 1st July to carry E marks to show that they comply with Regulations 11 and 12 annexed to the United Nations Geneva Agreement of 1958. Some manufacturers who sought to obtain E Marks in France have not been allocated approval numbers in good time. Appropriate action is being taken.
§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT a detailed list of the Secondary Legislation of the Rules, Regulations and Decisions of the European Economic Community which will affect his Department and its ministerial responsibilities; in what way each such piece of legislation will affect his Departmental activities; and to what extent he has met, or intends to meet, employers, trade unions, industrial representatives and trade associations to discuss the effects of such legislation on matters falling within his ministerial responsibilities.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
I would refer the hon. Member to Parts 4, 9, 10, 12 and 13 of the European Communities Secondary Legislation as published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office. Interested organisations and persons have been, and will continue to be, consulted as necessary.