§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will seek to establish from the European Commission whether the directives on a Euro-pension for the elderly and for a minimum entitlement for unemployment benefit, as proposed in. the Community "Charter for Fundamental Social Rights" 89–248-final, will fall to be presented to the Council on the basis of majority voting.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
The voting procedure for Commission proposals depends on the articles of the treaty of Rome on which they are based. The articles which cover social security require unanimity.