HC Deb 13 January 1998 vol 304 c186W
19. Mr. Brady

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what action the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has taken to promote job creation in the EU. [20431]

Mr. Robin Cook

My Department has worked with other government departments to encourage EU policies which promote job creation. We supported the inclusion of an Employment Title in the Treaty of Amsterdam and at the Employment Summit in Luxembourg. We secured a text that reflected HMG's priority of bringing jobs and opportunities for the long-term unemployed. At the forthcoming Cardiff Summit we will be reviewing the Action Plans by member states drawn up under the guidelines approved at Luxembourg.

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