Investment: Treaties

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 4th December 2015.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his policy is on the European Commission's request of 18 June 2015 to five EU member states to terminate intra-EU bilateral investment treaties.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

The UK is participating in discussions with the Commission and other Member States on possible options and approaches towards handling the Commission’s request, regarding the termination of these treaties. These discussions are at an early stage and no consensus has been reached among Member States.

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