HC Deb 27 November 1995 vol 267 c429W
Mr. Jim Cunningham

To ask the President of the Board of Trade who represented Her Majesty's Government at the opening of the European Centre for Industrial Relations; what consultations took place; and if he will make a statement. [1039]

Mr. Jonathan Evans

Two officials—the head of DTT's industrial relations division, and the head of Department for Education and Employment's European Communities branch—attended the inauguration of the European Centre for Industrial Relations.

As mentioned in the Commission's social action programme for 1995–97, the centre was established at the initiative of the social partners at European level. The Commission issued a communication about the centre to the Council, COM (95) 445 final, on 25 September 1995. This will be deposited in the Library of the House under the usual procedures for depositing EU documentation and I am arranging for a copy to be sent to the hon. Member.