HC Deb 05 June 1990 vol 173 c463W
Mr. Tom Arnold

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to increase the proportion of British citizens employed by the European Commission.

Mr. Maude

Following a recent review of the staffing situation in Community institutions, we have agreed with the Commission a package of measures to improve the recruitment of British nationals. There should be improved publicity on vacancies, competitions and recruitment procedures. We are also establishing a special unit in the Cabinet Office to co-ordinate the recruitment effort and pursue individual issues with the Commission.