HC Deb 03 March 1977 vol 927 c286W
Mr. John Evans

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what progress has been made, if any, in harmonising educational qualifications within the EEC.

Mr. Oakes

Article 57(1) of the Treaty of Rome refers to the mutual recognition of qualifications, and the Council Resolution of 6th June 1974 (O.J.C. 98/1) established general guidelines for the Community's approach. In the education field, the Education Ministers' Resolution of 9th February 1976 (O.J.C. 38/1) called for an analytical report on the academic recognition of diplomas and proposals to improve the situation including, if necessary, the development of a network of agreements. The Community Education Committee is expected to receive this report in the autumn.