HC Deb 15 March 1993 vol 221 cc123-4W
Mr. Don Foster

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will place in the Library a copy of the United Kingdom Government's response of 11 September 1992 to a letter from the European Commissioner responsible for social affairs and employment in connection with the United Kingdom's obligations under European Council directive (EEC) 80/987; and if he will make a statement.

Miss Widdecombe

The document requested is a formal reply to the European Commission. Such correspondence is treated as confidential on both sides and I am therefore not able to make the reply available. We understand that Commission officials are still considering it, but we are confident that the Government have done all that is required to implement this directive.