§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress is being made on the production of an EEC directive on the law regarding illegal immigration, illegal employment and illegal immigrant workers.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
Within the Community the Commission's draft directive is being considered by the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee, and the Social Questions Working Group under the Council.
At Westminster the draft and an explanatory memorandum have been forwarded to the Scrutiny Committee of each House. The Government will wish to take into account any views that may be expressed in Parliament and the outcome 482W of the discussions within the Community before taking any final decisions.