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European Working Groups

Volume 402: debated on Thursday 3 April 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on progress with achieving transparency in respect of the European working groups for which his Department is responsible. [105737]

The Government remain committed to greater openness in the EU institutions, including working groups, and strongly support the measures agreed at the Seville European Council to make the council more open in its legislative process. The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister welcomes Regulation 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, council and commission documents as a result of which more documents are released to the public while genuinely sensitive documents are given the necessary protection.