HC Deb 27 July 1993 vol 229 c800W
Mr. Spearing

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment, pursuant to his answer of 22 July, at column 295, if he will now publish the text of the social charter signed in Strasbourg on 9 December 1989 by 11 member states of the European Community, together with a schedule of the consequential draft on effective regulations and directives with accompanying information concerning relevant security reports, debates and implementation.

Miss Widdecombe

The text of the social charter was annexed to the unnumbered explanatory memorandum submitted to the parliamentary scrutiny Committees by the Employment Department on 24 November 1989. The text of each Commission proposal under the social action programme has been deposited in Parliament and explanatory memoranda in each case have been prepared for the scrutiny Committees. All the information requested by the hon. Member is therefore already in the public domain.