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European Institutions

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will put forward proposals to the European Union to improve the accountability and effectiveness of the European institutions. (98359)

This Government are committed to making good use of the existing treaties to improve the accountability and effectiveness of EU institutions, in line with the agreement at the June European Council. For example, we welcome the Commission's commitment on direct transmission of proposals to national Parliaments. We want to see national Parliaments play a stronger role in ensuring implementation of the principle of subsidiarity.