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Volume 35: debated on Monday 17 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether any decision has been made by the European Economic Community Council of Ministers about passports; and whether it has been promulgated in accordance with article 191 of the Treaty of Rome.

Resolutions of the member States meeting within the Council on 23 June 1981 and 30 June 1982 set out a common format for the national passports of the member States. The resolutions were published in the Official Journal of the Community in OJ C.241 (19 September 1981) and OJ C.179 (16 July 1982) respectively. Article 191 of the Treaty of Rome does not deal with resolutions.