HL Deb 26 June 1995 vol 565 cc35-6WA
Lord Pearson of Rannoch

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether, with regard to the comments made by Baroness Chalker of Wallasey on 7th June (HL Deb., cols. 1347–1349), they consider that European legislation poses serious threats to a wide range of British interests, including London buses, lettuce growers and fishermen; and that those threats cannot reasonably be described as "myths".

Baroness Chalker of Wallasey

No. In general European legislation is useful for British interests. Some European legislation if accepted as originally proposed could have unwelcome consequences. We work within the European Union to improve such proposals in the negotiating process.