§ Mr. Biffen
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions have been318W
held with the EEC Commission to determine whether the pay policy blacklist is admissible under the Community directive concerning public purchasing; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Joel Barnett
It has not been considered necessary to discuss this matter with the EEC Commission. I am advised that the Government's policy is not inadmissible under Community legislation.