17 March 1998
By the Select Committee appointed
to consider Community proposals, whether in draft or otherwise,
to obtain all necessary information about them, and to make reports
on those which, in the opinion of the Committee, raise important
questions of policy or principle, and on other questions to which
the Committee considers that the special attention of the House
should be drawn.
EVIDENCE BY THE MINISTER
OF STATE, FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE, ON THE LUXEMBOURG
EUROPEAN COUNCIL AND THE PROGRAMME FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM PRESIDENCY
1. In recent years it has been
our practice to take evidence regularly, normally after the six-monthly
meetings of the European Council, from a Minister of State at
the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
2. Accordingly, in this report
we make available for the information of the House oral evidence
given to us by Mr Doug Henderson MP, Minister for Europe, on the
outcome of the Luxembourg European Council held on 12/13 December
1997 and on the Government's programme for the United Kingdom
Presidency of the European Union.