HC Deb 06 February 1991 vol 185 c141W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement regarding the effect of the EEC changes in 1992 on matters within his Department's responsibilities.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

The Home Office is taking part in discussions with our Community partners on a range of matters, mainly relating to free movement of people, which are relevant to the establishment of the internal market at the end of 1992.

In some areas measures have been agreed and therefore the effects are known. Recent examples are the rights of residence directives which were adopted last year, and the draft convention determining the state responsibility for examining asylum applications which was signed by 11 of the 12 member states last year. Documents on these measures have been deposited in Parliament.

In other areas measures are still under consideration. We shall continue to report progress following the six-monthly meetings of responsible Community Ministers.

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