HC Deb 27 June 1989 vol 155 c418W
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.

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