HC Deb 23 July 1973 vol 860 cc274-5W
Mr. Mulley

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will arrange for an official English translation to be made available of the EEC Commission's proposals for the future structure of limited liability companies in the EEC (known as the Fifth Directive), and if he will state his attitude to these proposals, particularly those concerning the appointment of a supervisory board, one third of whose members are to be appointed by workers or their representatives.

Sir G. Howe

An English translation of the EEC's draft of a Fifth Directive on the structure of public companies was published in Supplement 10/72 of the Bulletin of the European Communities and is available through Her Majesty's Stationery Office. I am considering my attitude in consultation with my colleagues and with interested parties. I shall be discussing some aspects in my forthcoming White Paper on Company Law Reform.

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