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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 27th January 2015.

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Photo of David Nuttall David Nuttall Conservative, Bury North

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether the Council of the European Union acted by unanimity or qualified majority when adopting the negotiating directives for the EU for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Portsmouth, The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

Holding answer received on 23 January 2015

As the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiating directives call for what would be a mixed agreement they were adopted by the Council by consensus, requiring the consent of every Member State.

The negotiating directives can be found at http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1162.

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