§ Mr. Greville Janner
asked the Minister for Trade when he expects discussions in Brussels on the draft directive on liability for defective products to be concluded; and if he will seek to expedite these.
§ Dr. Vaughan
The draft directive on product liability has been referred to the committee of permanent representatives in Brussels. When certain fundamental questions that it is considering have been resolved, I expect the Council working party to be asked to complete its examination of the draft. I hope that further discussions will not be protracted, but the initiative for placing the draft directive on the agenda lies with the Presidency.