§ Mr. Alex Carlile
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the harmonisation of race relations laws of the member states of the European Community.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
The Government are opposed absolutely to discrimination on grounds of race; and this position is reflected in all our discussions with our European partners on these matters. The detailed legislative arrangements in other member states are, however, a matter for them, taking account of their particular circumstances.