Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 6th February 1992.

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Photo of Mr John Major Mr John Major , Huntingdon 12:00 am, 6th February 1992

I most certainly agree with that view, which is why I declined to sign the social chapter. I believe that it would cost jobs and cost prosperity in this country. It is noticeable that a number of other politicians abroad have made it perfectly clear that this country becomes a more attractive place for investment—and therefore for jobs and prosperity—because we are not committed to the costs of the social chapter.