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Taxation: EU Action

Treasury written question – answered on 6th March 2019.

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Photo of Lord Stoddart of Swindon Lord Stoddart of Swindon Independent Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Bates on 19 January (HLWS1308) concerning the Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting of 12 February, what position was taken by the UK during the exchange of views on the European Commission’s proposal to move to qualified majority voting in EU taxation policy.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Department for International Development

As set out in an explanatory memorandum dated 5 February 2019,[1] the government does not support the use of qualified majority voting (QMV) in the field of taxation and this remains the case following the recent Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) discussion.

[1] http://europeanmemoranda.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/files/2019/02/Scan.pdf

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