HC Deb 24 June 1986 vol 100 c94W
13. Mr. Baldry

asked the Paymaster General what progress is being made on the employment initiatives that the Paymaster General announced in Luxembourg in the current month; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

Together with the Employment Ministers from Italy and the Irish Republic I tabled a paper entitled "Employment Growth into the 1990s —A Strategy for the labour market" at the EC Council of Labour and Social Affairs Ministers in Luxembourg on 5 June. The Council welcomed the paper and agreed that discussion on it should continue at the informal meeting of Social Affairs Ministers in Edinburgh in September. The United Kingdom's aim, shared by those countries with which we tabled the paper, is to secure the adoption by the European Community of an employment strategy along the lines of the paper during the forthcoming United Kingdom Presidency of the Community.