HC Deb 13 July 1992 vol 211 c431W
Mr. Michael

To ask the Prime Minister whether it is his intention during the EC presidency to promote acceptance of the definition of subsidiarity as the minimum of interference.

The Prime Minister

[holding answer 7 July 1992]: The principle of subsidiarity is clearly defined in article 3b of the treaty on European union. It contains a presumption of activity at national level. Work will be undertaken during our Presidency on practical steps for implementing the principle of subsidiarity in line with the conclusions of the Lisbon European Council.