§ Mr. Oppenheim
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will report on the Internal Market Council held on 5 October.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
The Council, at which I represented the United Kingdom, agreed a common position on a revised proposal by the European Commission to amend the EC directive on the rules for public sector supplies contracts. The Council also discussed proposals for a directive on the mutual recognition of member states professional qualifications and for amending the existing directive on sound power levels of lawnmowers, and heard a Commission statement on its proposal for a regulation on the control of concentrations between undertakings (the "Merger Control" regulation).