§ 94. Mr. Butterfill
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the proposed European Community draft directive on package travel.
§ Mr. Forth
EC Ministers reached a common position on a proposal for an EC directive on package travel at the 21–22 December Internal Market Council, subject to finalisation of the recitals and amendments to the text. The common position is expected to be formally agreed by the Council in the near future. Thereafter, it will be subject to the EC co-operation procedure, whereby the European Parliament may give its opinion on the proposal before the Commission can put the draft directive to the Council for consideration of its final adoption.