HL Deb 20 June 1988 vol 498 c594WA
Lord O'Hagan

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the varying tax and social security systems within the Member States of the European Community pose a serious threat to the completion of the single internal market by 1992.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Transport (Lord Brabazon of Tara)

The Government are committed to the completion of the single internal market. We strongly support the removal of barriers to trade within the Community but believe this can be achieved without centrally-determined approximation of national tax and social security systems.