HC Deb 09 February 1998 vol 306 c58W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what initiatives he will bring forward on the issue of children's affairs during the United Kingdom Presidency of the European Union. [27396]

Mr. Boateng

We have no plans to do so. The European Community currently has no legal competence to introduce measures to regulate policies affecting the child in the areas covered by my right hon. Friend's responsibilities. Such activities fall exclusively to the member states.