EU Law

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 12th November 2010.

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Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Conservative, Daventry

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which EU Directives were agreed by means of a first reading agreement between the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers in (a) 2008, (b) 2009 and (c) 2010 to date.

Photo of David Lidington David Lidington The Minister for Europe

In 2008 119 legislative acts out of 147 agreed under co-decision between the Council and the European Parliament were agreed at first reading. In 2009 the number was 50 out of 72, and in the first six months of 2010 28 out of 33. Lists of all these legislative acts can be found on the website of the Council at:

http://www.consilium.europa.eu/App/codec/default.aspx?command=phase&phase=6&lang=en&cmsid=534

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