§ Mr. Mitchell
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what official translations of(a) the four principal treaties of the European Union and (b) the Regulations and Directives in force, were made available to the Governments of countries who were candidates to join the EU during the United Kingdom's presidency. 
§ Ms Quin
The four principal treaties and all the Regulations and Directives in force are published in all 11 official languages of the European Union. During the UK Presidency the European Commission started the process of screening the candidates' legislation against the EU' s acquis, using the language versions agreed between the Commission and the candidate concerned.