HC Deb 05 November 2002 vol 392 c250W
Mr. McFall

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made on the economic objectives agreed at the Lisbon Council. [77171]

Mr. MacShane

There has been progress in the sense of 5 million new jobs in the EU since 2000, and cheaper telephone calls thanks to telecom liberalisation but the EU needs to go further in order to advance its ambition of being the world's most dynamic and job creating economy by 2010.