§ Mr. John Ellis
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is his estimate of jobs created consequential on returning directly elected representatives to the European Parliament.
§ Dr. Owen
The United Kingdom will elect 81 Members of the European Parliament. It is not possible to say how many additional, directly related jobs might arise. This will depend on the staffing needs of the enlarged Assembly and on arrangements for supporting staff for the elected representatives, on which no decisions have yet been taken.