§ Mrs. Beckett
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if, at the Council of Ministers in Brussels on 25 November, he will now decline to agree to amendments to the draft directive on harmonisation of lawn mower noise other than those put forward to his Department by the United Kingdom lawn mower manufacturers; and if he will make a statement.330W
§ Mr. Channon
I am aware of the views expressed by the British Lawnmower Manufacturers Federation and will take them into account when negotiating at the Council of Ministers in Brussels on 25 November. I will make a statement on the outcome.