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European Union Communications

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 10 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) decisions, (b) notifications, (c) communications, (d) directives and (e) European Court of Justice court rulings his Department received from the appropriate agencies in the period 25 June to 25 July 2006. (90541)

During the period in question the Department received one Communication, on the follow up to the White Paper on European Youth, and no notice of adoption of Decisions or Directives, or European Court of Justice rulings relating to its area of responsibility. A notification, in EU terms, applies to outgoing notification of proposed changes to technical regulations or of transposition of legislation. There have not been any such notifications relating to this Department.

In addition, during the period in question common positions have been reached on the Decisions to create the Lifelong Learning and Youth in Action programmes, which will run from 2007-13. A number of calls for proposals in the fields of education, skills and youth were also published in the Official Journal.