§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what measures he intends to introduce to implement paragraph 2 of proposed article 130R of the treaty of Rome, included in the Maastricht treaty on European union.
§ Mr. Maclean
[holding answer 2 November 1992]: I have been asked to reply.
It falls to the European Commission to make proposals for measures to implement obligations under the treaty of Rome. The Government fully endorse the considerations set out in the second paragraph of article 130R as it will be amended by the Maastricht treaty. During the United Kingdom's presidency of the Environment Council, we have been laying particular emphasis on the need to integrate environmental protection requirements into other policy areas.