§ Mr. Roy Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if she will state the purpose of the informal meeting of Social Affairs Ministers of the European Community scheduled to take place on 12 and 13 October; when she expects to announce the agenda of that meeting; and in what manner the results will be communicated to Parliament and the public.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
The informal meeting will focus on means of making progress on major employment and social affairs issues facing the Community. The discussion is, for example, likely to be concerned with how best to promote employment growth in the member states, and with ensuring effective implementation and enforcement of existing EC legislation across the Community. I shall arrange for the House to be informed of the main outcomes.