HC Deb 27 July 1993 vol 229 c800W
Mr. Callaghan

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what discussions he has had with his European counterparts on the social chapter.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

The social chapter has not been a major topic in discussions with European Ministers. The interpretation, the extent and the use of the agreement of 11 on social policy are essentially matters for those member states who signed it.

Mr. Spearing

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the publication, including details of price and availability, containing the text of(a) the social chapter, (b) the social charter signed by 11 Heads of State or Government at Strasbourg in 1979, (c) the social protocol and attached agreement and (d) documents referred to in texts (a) to (c) above or necessary for construing them; and if he will state for each document its publication date and the authority for its publication.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

I will write to the hon. Member and place a copy of my letter in the Library.