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Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:58 pm on 16th October 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Quin Baroness Quin Labour 3:58 pm, 16th October 2019

My Lords, I think I heard the noble Lord say that the Commission cannot be removed. That is not true. The Commission has to be appointed by the European Parliament and sometimes it does not accept the nominee of the particular country, and also each country is itself ultimately responsible for appointing its own Commissioner. Moreover, it is possible for the European Parliament to sack the Commission as a whole. I do not know why the noble Lord has made this claim.