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European Union

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to her statement in Prospects for the EU in 2006 (Cm 6896), which (a) bodies and (b) persons the Government have consulted with regard to proposals dealing with cross-border family maintenance obligations and the law applying to cross-border contractual obligations; and if she will make a statement. (89819)

Following publication of the maintenance proposal, the Government consulted its stakeholder group on international maintenance which includes members of the legal professions; the judiciary; and my noble and Learned Friend the Lord Chancellor's Standing Committee on Private International Law.

Following publication of the proposal concerning cross-border contractual obligations, the Government consulted its stakeholder group which includes representatives of the financial institutions; legal professions; commercial organisations; consumer bodies; the trade unions; and my noble and Learned Friend the Lord Chancellor's Standing Committee on Private International Law.