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Movement Within The Ec

Volume 205: debated on Tuesday 10 March 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the United Kingdom legislation which imposes limitations and conditions, as referred to in article 8A of the Maastricht treaty, to the right of every citizen of the Union to move and reside freely within the territory of the member states.

The new article 8A which the treaty on European union inserts into the treaty of Rome provides that every citizen of the union shall have the right to move and reside freely within the territory of the member states, subject to the limitations and conditions laid down in the treaty—the treaty of Rome—and by the measures adopted to give it effect. At present the right of free movement, and the limitations and conditions applicable, are contained in the following directives and regulations:

Already in force
Council regulations161/68 EEC, 1251/70 EEC;
Council directives64/221 EEC, 68/360 EEC, 72/194 EEC, 72/148 EEC, 75/34 EEC, 75/35 EEC;
Due to take effect on 30 June 1992
Council directives90/364/EEC, 90/365/EEC, 90/366/EEC
These provisions have overriding legal effect in the United Kingdom.