HL Deb 10 October 1994 vol 557 c92WA
Lord Pearson of Rannoch

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they are satisfied that the British public is sufficiently aware of the terms of the Treaty of Rome, as amended by the Single European Act of 1982 and by the Treaty on European Union, signed at Maastricht, in 1993, and whether they will say how many Ministers of the Crown have read and understood the treaty as it now stands.

Baroness Chalker of Wallasey

We are satisfied that members of the public who wish to become familiar with the treaty are able to do so. Both the full text of the treaty and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office publication Europe after Maastricht are available from HMSO. Europe after Maastricht provides a commentary on the key articles of the Maastricht Treaty. Public libraries hold copies of the Treaty of Rome as well as a wide variety of books on the European Union

All Ministers have an understanding of the provisions of the treaty as they affect their areas of responsibility.