§ Mr. Leighton
To ask the Prime Minister if she will make a statement explaining the procedures under which directives are classified as stemming from particular clauses of the treaty of Rome, as amended by the Single European Act with particular reference to the criteria by which it is determined as to whether matters fall to be decided under(a) article 100 and (b) article 100a.
§ The Prime Minister
The Treaty article (or articles) on which EC legislation is based is proposed in the first instance by the Commission. It is for the Council to decide upon proposals for legislation, including their treaty base. Whether a proposal falls under article 100 or 100a is determined in accordance with the provisions of those articles.