HC Deb 17 December 1991 vol 201 c100W
Sir Teddy Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement outlining the areas of his responsibility in which the EC will have competence following the implementation of agreements at Maastricht.

Mr. Kenneth Baker

The Community already has competence in relation to freedom of movement and residence of Community nationals and under the single market provisions of the treaty of Rome to aspects of certain other of my responsibilities, including some aspects of transborder data flow and the illicit drugs trade. Implementation of the Maastricht agreement will add the common list of countries whose nationals must be in possession of a visa when crossing the community's external borders; measures related to a uniform format for visas; measures on civil protection; and aspects of drug dependence.