§ Mr. Jim Marshall
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can now make available a current text of the proposed Sixth EEC Directive on the harmonisation of the basis of assessment of VAT.
§ Mr. Robert Sheldon
Yes. The Council of Ministers has reached a common position on the Directive, which is now subject to further consideration by the European Parliament before it is adopted by the Council. I am arranging for copies of the Directive, as forwarded by the Council to the European Parliament, to be placed in the Library of the House.