§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information he has on each European Community country's procedures for considering draft directives before their consideration by the Council of Ministers.
§ Mr. Garel-Jones
A European Parliament publication "Bodies within National Parliaments specialising in244W European Community affairs", a copy of which is available in the Library of the House, gives information on national scrutiny arrangements. Each member state has its own procedures for considering proposals with national administrations, and consulting outside parties.