§ Mr. Stanbrook
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement about the ad hoc committee on the Court of Justice and protection of criminal law in the European Community and include in that statement the purposes of the committee, the names of the United Kingdom representatives and progress so far made towards its objectives.
§ Mr. Mellor
The working party's task is to consider proposals by the Commission for an amendment to the treaties establishing the European Communities. This amendment is designed primarily to facilitate the prosecution of criminal offences arising out of infringements of those treaties—in particular offences relating to the financial interests of the Communities. The United Kingdom is currently represented on the working108W
party by Mr. M. E. Head (Home Office) and Mr. K. J. Chamberlain (Office of the United Kingdom Permanent Representative to the European Community).
No agreement has yet been reached on the Commission's proposals.