§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on proposals for integrated police co-operation between EC member states to combat the smuggling of nuclear materials, as announced by Commissioner Matutes in the European Commission reply of 22 October to European Parliament question No. 1642/93.
§ Mr. Charles Wardle
No such proposals were announced by the Commission. Police co-operation between the member states takes place intergovernmentally and the Commission has no right of initiative in this area.