HC Deb 04 March 1992 vol 205 cc170-1W
Mr. Battle

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration was given to the proposal for a statute for European associations in the preparation of the discussion paper "The Individual and the Community: The Role of the Voluntary Sector".

Mr. John Patten

In preparing this paper, we noted that such a proposal has been made by the European Commission; it is mentioned in part 8.3 on page 40.

Mr. Battle

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 18 February,Official report, column 93, whom his Department intends to consult on the proposal for a European Community regulation on the statute for a European association; and when he intends to undertake the consultation.

Mr. Kenneth Baker

We will seek views from the main bodies representing the interests of the voluntary and charitable sectors and will take account of comments from any interested parties. Consultations will begin once the text of the statute has been formally communicated to us.

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