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European Community (Hairdressing Directives)

Volume 986: debated on Monday 16 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if his Department was represented at the meeting of the working party in Brussels on 17 April to consider the draft European Economic Community directives on hairdressing; and if he will make a statement.

My Department was represented at that meeting. As I explained to my hon. Friend in my letter to him of 2 June, it was agreed at that meeting that the previous draft directive should be withdrawn and that work should begin on drafting a new proposal aimed at promoting mobility within the enlarged EC of those wishing to operate a hairdressing business.