Committee of Permanent Representatives

House of Lords written question – answered on 21st July 2014.

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Photo of Lord Pearson of Rannoch Lord Pearson of Rannoch UKIP

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the duties and powers of the European Union's Committee of Permanent Representatives.

Photo of Baroness Warsi Baroness Warsi Senior Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Jointly with the Department for Communities and Local Government), Senior Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Faith and Communities) (also in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

The European Union’s Committee of Permanent Representatives of the Governments of the Member States (also known as Coreper) is responsible for preparing the work of the Council and for carrying out the tasks assigned to it by the Council. The Committee may adopt procedural decisions in cases provided for in the Council’s Rules of Procedure. It does not take decisions.

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