§ Mr. Chidgey
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the EC Directives due to come before Parliament in the session commencing November 1998 which will be the responsibility of his Department. [585301
§ Mr. Mandelson
Scrutiny by Parliament of European legislation is a continuing process involving deposit in Parliament of documents which fall within the terms of reference of the scrutiny committees of both Houses of Parliament. These include formal legislative documents such as proposals for Directives, Regulations and Decisions.
The Commission's work programmes, which are deposited in the House, outline areas in which it will seek to legislate and give an indication of the Directives which may come before the Scrutiny Committees in the next session.