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House of Lords: EU Scrutiny (EUC Report)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 1:50 pm on 27th October 2006.

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Photo of Lord Pearson of Rannoch Lord Pearson of Rannoch Conservative 1:50 pm, 27th October 2006

My Lords, the noble Lord will forgive me, but the answer is that we do not believe what the Government are saying and we pray in aid what the German Government have said. We are not asking for the percentage of statutory instruments; we are asking for the percentage of overall national legislation, which we maintain—and we have done the separate studies to confirm it—is now much more than half of what goes through the national Parliaments.