Select Committee on European Communities Eleventh Report


B. CASES WHERE EFFECTIVE SCRUTINY HAS NOT BEEN POSSIBLE

45. COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE SPECIAL EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON EMPLOYMENT: COMMUNITY POLICIES IN SUPPORT OF EMPLOYMENT (12392/97)

Letter from Lord Tordoff, Chairman of the Committee, to The Rt Hon Andrew Smith MP, Minister for Employment, Welfare to Work and Equal Opportunities, Department for Education and Employment

  I am writing in respect of your explanatory memorandum of 8 December relating to this item. I note that the item has no direct legal implications and that individual Commission proposals will be subject to Parliamentary Scrutiny as they are brought forward. However, I regret that the item was not deposited for scrutiny at an earlier date, since it was obviously available to you in advance of the Special European Council on Employment on 20 and 21 November. I should be grateful if you would ensure in future that items for scrutiny are deposited in a more timely fashion.

11 December 1997




 
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