The ECSC Consultative Committee has adopted a Resolution calling for the continuation of the ECSC social research programmes, in fields such as ergonomics, pollution, industrial hygiene in mines, occupational safety and health, at least until the expiry of the ECSC Treaty in 2002. In this context, the Committee urges the Commission to provide sufficient funds and develop an appropriate organizational structure to permit social research activities to be continued along the lines of technical research performed so far, drawing for this purpose on resources from other budget chapters. It also calls on the Commission to promote the creation of bodies capable of carrying on such activities up to and beyond the expiry of the Treaty. The Committee has also published a memorandum on matters connected with the expiry of the ECSC Treaty generally, setting out remarks and comments on certain specific provisions of the Treaty. The memorandum covers matters which need consideration up to and beyond 2002, including statistical information, competition issues, state aids, sectoral crises, security of supplies, funding of social policy aspects and research activities generally and consultation procedures between producers, workers, consumers and those dealing with the Commission.