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European Social Charter

Volume 164: debated on Thursday 11 January 1990

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To ask the Prime Minister if she will raise at the next meeting of the European Council the programme for directives covered by the social charter.

At the European Council in December in Strasbourg Heads of Government took note of the European Commission's action programme of measures necessary to implement the proposed charter of fundamental social rights of workers. I have at present no plans to raise the matter at the next European Council meeting in June. However, we will of course examine carefully the individual proposals in the action programme as they are brought forward by the European Commission, and will participate fully in the detailed negotiations.