HC Deb 08 May 1989 vol 152 cc319-20W
Mr. Teddy Taylor

To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to her reply to the hon. Member for Stafford (Mr. Cash) on 2 May,Official Report column 16, if she will make a statement setting out the procedures which she has advised her Ministers to follow after the passing of the Single European Act to prevent (a) an undue volume of community directives, (b) harmonisation measures regarded by Her Majesty's Government as unnecessary and (c) the extension of the powers of the Commission beyond those envisaged by Her Majesty's Government when the Single Act was approved.

The Prime Minister

I shall ensure that the Government will continue to examine very carefully all proposals for EC legislation, to ensure that they are necessary to achieve the aims and objectives of the treaty of Rome as amended by the Single European Act and that they fall within agreed Community competence.