HC Deb 24 April 1975 vol 890 c377W
Mr. Spearing

asked the Secretary of State for Energy under which article of the Treaty of Rome the EEC Commission has acted in setting out guidelines for the manpower, financing and development policies for coal mines of member States, as contained in Command Paper No. (74) 1860 (final) of 21st November 1974.

Mr. John Smith

Article 46 of the Treaty of Paris gives the EEC Commission, as successors to the High Authority of the Treaty of Paris, the authority to issue guidance on the matters covered in this document.

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