§ Mr. Eggar
Based on the articles of the treaty of Rome, the following decisions were made in Brussels on 29 May.Article 118A, adoption of the Council directive on the minimum health and safety requirements for handling heavy loads.Article 118A, adoption of the Council directive on the minimum health and safety requirements for work with display screen equipment.Article 118A, agreement of a common position on the Council directive on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to biological agents.Article 128, adoption of the council directive for a proposal for action programme on continuing training (FORCE).Article 235, adoption of the Council decision for a third joint programme to encourage the exchange of young workers within the Community.Other decisions taken, for which no treaty basis is required, were: adoption of resolutions on the dignity of women and men at work, long-term unemployment and the fight against racism and xenophobia.
Female civilian work force in employment in the European Community: 1987 Thousands Females Civilian workforce in employment Percentage of civilian workforce in employment United Kingdom 10,729 24,755 43 Germany 10,042 25,440 39 France 8,822 20,976 42 Italy 7,065 20,584 34 Netherlands 1,829 5,251 35 Belgium 1,419 3,621 39 Luxembourg 58 169 34 Ireland 346 1,067 32 Denmark 1,201 2,663 45 Greece 1,236 3,597 34 Spain 3,477 11,383 31 Portugal 1,724 4,169 41
§ Mr. Nicholls
The information required is contained in the article "Labour force outlook to 2001" published inEmployment Gazette, April 1990, a copy of which is available in the Library.