§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list(a) the existing and (b) the proposed legislative acts of the EC which he proposes to seek to have withdrawn as offending against the principle of subsidiarity.
§ Mr. Garel-Jones
It is too early to specify which items will pass or fail the subsidiarity test. We are working to put procedures in place in the Commission and Council to ensure all proposals for legislation in future comply with the principle of subsidiarity. The Birmingham declaration called for decisions on this at Edinburgh, where the Commission will also present the first results of its review of existing Community legislation.