§ Mr. Maclean
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is his Department's interpretation of the expression "true European citizenship" in Recital 6i of COM(98)0331-C4–0511/98– 98/0197(COD); and if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on this matter. 517W
§ Mr. Charles Clarke
I have been asked to reply.
The European Commission's proposals for an action programme for youth from the year 2000 include the objective of promoting active citizenship among the young people of Europe. The Government are participating positively in negotiations with other Member States on the content of the new programme.