HC Deb 20 April 1994 vol 241 cc538-9W
Mr. Spearing

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will set out the differences in content, format, text, or other respect between the treaty on European Union published as Cm. 1934 in May 1992, and the treaty published as Cm. 2485 in March 1994; and when he expects to present to Parliament, in a similar fashion, the consolidated and amended treaties establishing the European Economic Community, Coal and Steel Community, Atomic Energy Community and European Union together with their protocols and declarations.

Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

Cm. 1934 is the text of the treaty on European union, as signed at Maastricht, and presented to Parliament in may 1992 as part of the European Communities series. Cm. 2485 contains the same text, but was published in the treaty series in March 1994, following the treaty's entry into force, in accordance with normal practice. It includes the date of the treaty's entry into force and the dates of ratification by the 12 member states. The consolidated text of the treaty establishing the EC, as amended by the treaty on European union, has already been published by the office for official publications of the European Communities. It is available in the Library of the House and through HMSO. An accompanying volume containing the consolidated texts of the ECSC and EURATOM treaties will be published shortly.

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