HC Deb 27 June 1996 vol 280 c205W
Sir Teddy Taylor

To ask the Prime Minister if he will raise at the next meeting of the European Council the level of unemployment in the EU. [33400]

The Prime Minister

Unemployment was one of the issues discussed at the European Council in Florence. The European Council confirmed the priority attached to tackling unemployment and agreed to carry forward the strategy agreed at the Essen European Council in December 1994, which recognised the primacy of action by member states and recommended a number of lines of action reflecting this Government's approach.