§ Sir Hugh Rossi
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will publish the programme which Her Majesty's Government were due to submit during the course of the current week in response to the European Commission's liquid containers directive (directive on containers of liquids for human consumption — 85/339/EEC).
§ Mr. Butcher
[holding answer 30 November 1987]: General publication of the programme would not be appropriate until it has been approved by the Commission as required by directive 85/339/EEC.
Meanwhile, copies of the programme in the form submitted to the European Commission will be sent to all interested organisations in the United Kingdom which are known to my Department. Copies will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses. They will also be available, from the Department (212 8728) on request, to anyone who wants them.