New Clause 3 — Report on the impact of the European Stability Mechanism on the economic performance of the European Union

Part of European Union (Approval of Treaty Amendment Decision) Bill [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 8:15 pm on 10th September 2012.

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Photo of Emma Reynolds Emma Reynolds Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) 8:15 pm, 10th September 2012

I agree that they will be happy about that. That is why it is important that what the ECB president set out last week is carried through and supported by the eurozone Governments. It must not be seen as an announcement that will come and go. I believe that Mario Draghi and the ECB have set out important steps that have been needed for some time to provide a back-stop for the single currency.