HL Deb 11 November 1999 vol 606 cc228-9WA
Lord Pearson of Rannoch

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 11 October (WA 61), what evidence there is for his statement "The single market plays an important role in job creation, not just in the United Kingdom but across the European Union as a whole". [HL4568]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

the European Commission's 1996 review of the impact and effectiveness of the single market concluded that the single market had produced a higher employment level than would have been achieved in its absence.