§ Mr. Frank Field
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he has taken to satisfy himself of the accuracy of the wording of the copies of the new code of conduct for European firms operating in South Africa currently being circulated by his Department, in so far as the definition of the minimum wage level agreed recently by EEC Foreign Ministers is concerned; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Chalker
All Government Departments are implementing the new code of conduct as agreed by EC Foreign Ministers on 19 November 1985. The text corresponds exactly with what was agreed by Ministers, and a copy is available in the Library of the House. The version first made available to the public contained a misquote from the previous code. This has now been corrected.