HC Deb 08 June 1982 vol 25 c38W
Mr. Whitney

asked the Secretary of State for Employment when he next expects to meet the European Economic Community Employment Ministers in order to discuss the draft European Economic Community fifth directive.

Mr. Waddington

The European Community draft fifth directive forms part of the Community's programme to harmonise company law and is a matter for my right hon. and noble Fiend the Secretary of State for Trade. My Department's responsibilities are limited to the draft articles containing proposals related to employee participation, and I am not aware of any plans for these articles to be discussed within European Community machinery involving Employment Ministers.