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Internal Market Council

Volume 130: debated on Wednesday 30 March 1988

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To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on the Internal Market Council held on 22 March.

The Council, at which I represented the United Kingdom, adopted a directive to amend the existing EC directives on the rules for public sector supplies contracts. It also adopted directives on fluid fertilisers; the sound power level of lawnmowers; the provision of information in the field of technical standards and regulations; and modification of the investment rules for undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities. The Council also discussed a proposed directive on broadcasting activities, received a progress report from the Commission on completion of the internal market, and heard a Commission statement relating to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute.