HC Deb 27 April 1983 vol 41 c337W
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.