HC Deb 04 November 2002 vol 392 cc104-5W
Mr. Rosindell

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the timetable through which(a) his press office, (b) his staff and (c) he were informed of proposals in the European Commission for the establishment of common EU border policing. [78125]

Beverley Hughes

The communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament towards integrated management of the external borders of the member states of the European Union was released to member states on 7 May 2002 and deposited for parliamentary scrutiny on 17 May 2002.

The Communication was received by the Home Office and forwarded to the relevant directorates. Press office would not normally receive this as a matter of course.

An explanatory memorandum on the communication was forwarded to my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary on 14 June 2002.