HL Deb 21 October 1991 vol 531 c118WA
Lord Gainford

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have reviewed the publication of the so-called Community Alone agreements as Command Papers; and what proposals they have for future publication.

The Earl of Caithness

As Community Alone agreements are already published in the Official Journal of the European Community, their publication as Command Papers is an unnecessary waste of resources. Consequently, we have consulted the chairmen of the Select Committees concerned and have agreed that this practice should cease. In order that noble Lords are kept fully informed officials responsible for drawing up the White Paper onDevelopments in the Community will be instructed to ensure that in addition to the current Annex C on major treaties and agreements signed by the Community there is an additional annex on Community Alone agreements.