European Union

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 7th October 2008.

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Photo of Andrew Turner Andrew Turner Conservative, Isle of Wight

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the role of national parliaments in the European Union; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Minister of State (Europe)

National Parliaments play an increasingly important influence over EU decision-making, through, for example, national scrutiny of EU business and the regular appearance of EU officials before national Parliaments.

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