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EU: Benefits

Volume 712: debated on Wednesday 1 July 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress is being made towards a European Union-wide benefits scheme. [HL4435]

There are no proposals for a European Union-wide benefits scheme.

The European Community provisions on social security co-ordinate the member states' different systems to enable free movement within the EEA. They do not seek to harmonise the different social security systems, nor do they replace the national legislation.