EU Constitution

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 1st July 2003.

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Photo of Mr Denzil Davies Mr Denzil Davies Labour, Llanelli

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list EU policy items which can now be vetoed by member states and which under the draft EU constitution are made subject to qualified majority voting.

Photo of Denis MacShane Denis MacShane Minister of State (Europe), Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Annex VIII of document number CONV 727/03 of the Convention on the Future of Europe provides a complete list of the legal bases for which the draft EU constitutional treaty proposes changing the adoption procedure. That document is available on the Convention's website ( in the "Documents" section.

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