HC Deb 15 March 1994 vol 239 c584W
Mr. Cash

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government expect to be on the agenda of the 1996 intergovernmental conference; and for what changes to the treaty on European union the Government will be pressing.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The Maastricht treaty calls for the 1996 intergovernmental conference to look at possible treaty chapters on energy, civil protection and tourism, under article 3(t); the powers of the European Parliament under article 189b.8; defence, under article J.4.6; the common foreign and security policy, under article J.10; the hierarchy of Community acts, under a declaration on the hierarchy of Community acts made at Maastricht; and the pillared structure of the treaty on European Union under article B. It is too early to say what changes to the treaty on European Union we will press for.

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