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European Community Business

Volume 928: debated on Thursday 17 March 1977

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asked the Lord President of the Council how many regulations, directives and decisions have been published in draft and final forms by the EEC Commission and Council of Ministers since June 1975; and how many of these documents have been debated (a) on the Floor of the House and (b) in Select Committee.

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 7th March 1977; Vol. 927, c. 366], gave the following information:In the period 30th June 1975 to 23rd February 1977, the date of the latest available volume of the Official Journal of the European Communities, a total of 5,422 Council and Commission regulations and 1,557 other items including directives and decisions were published in final form. No figures are readily available of draft Council or Commission documents published in that period. Documents recommended by the Scrutiny Committee for debate are in the main draft regulations or directives published by the Commission for submission to the Council. In the period June 1975 to March 1977 the Scrutiny Committee examined 1,174 EEC documents, and recommended 194 documents for further consideration by the House. Of these, 121 documents have been debated on the Floor of the House, and 15 documents in Standing Committee.