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Council Of Ministers

Volume 406: debated on Wednesday 11 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions since May 1997 the Department's vote in the Council of Ministers against a legislative proposal (a) was and (b) was not sufficient to achieve with other member states a blocking minority. [117215]

There have been no EU legislative proposals concerning foreign policy since 1997.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions since May 1997 the Department abstained in the Council of Ministers on a legislative proposal which was passed by qualified majority voting. [117226]

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions since May 1997 the Department has been outvoted by qualified majority voting in the Council of Ministers; and if he will list the legislation by year. [117253]

None. There have been no EU legislative proposals concerning foreign policy since 1997. The Department has therefore not been outvoted on any such proposal since that time.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions since May 1997 the Department indicated dissent from a proposal in the Council of Ministers but did not register a vote or abstention. [117261]

There have been no EU legislative proposals concerning foreign policy since 1997.