HC Deb 20 October 1994 vol 248 cc300-1W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what is the policy of Her Majesty's Government in respect of the proposal of the German presidency of the European Union that visa requirements be waived for third-country nationals resident in European Union states, where such persons are seeking to travel in transit or for short stays, as soon as possible and before the entry into force of the draft convention on the crossing of external borders of the European Union;

(2) if he will now place in the Library copies of the (a) draft resolution on admissions of self-employed persons from third countries, (b) draft resolution on admission of students and (c) draft resolutions of the principles for distributing refugees among the member states of the European Union which has been submitted for consultation, which, according to the German presidency of the European Union, have been submitted in accordance with the provisions of title VI, "Co-operation in the Fields of Justice and Home Affairs".

Mr. Nicholas Baker

These documents are being made available to Parliament in accordance with the arrangements for keeping it informed of work being carried out under title VI of the treaty on European Union, together with explanatory notes setting out the Government's views on each of them.

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