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Council Of Ministers (Majority Voting)

Volume 76: debated on Monday 1 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which provisions of the treaty of Rome and the United Kingdom treaty of Accession to the European Economic Community containing requirements about majority voting in the Council of Ministers are not at present operated in the Council.

Outside the agricultural and budgetary fields the Council's practice has been, in all but a few isolated instances, to proceed by consensus.