Motion to Take Note

Part of Financial Supervisory Framework: EUC Report – in the House of Lords at 6:19 pm on 12th January 2012.

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Photo of Lord Hannay of Chiswick Lord Hannay of Chiswick Chair, EU Sub-Committee F - Home Affairs 6:19 pm, 12th January 2012

Am I to understand that the reason the Government give for not conveying the text of a proposal for European legislation to both Houses is because they were entering into negotiations on it? Can I deduce from that that they would have been willing to compromise on the text they put forward, and if so, why did they walk away from the table?