HC Deb 07 March 1995 vol 256 c141W
Mr. Hayes

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment when he last met other EU Employment Ministers to discuss the social chapter; and if he will make a statement.

Miss Widdecombe

We have not discussed the matter directly in the Social Affairs Council, but the Government have reaffirmed that they will not accept the draft social chapter which my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister refused to agree at Maastricht.