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EU White Paper

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if the Government will issue a White Paper on the future of the EU in advance of any negotiations arising from the German presidency’s declared intention to revive discussions on the EU Constitutional Treaty. (110591)

The Government do not intend to issue such a White Paper in advance of discussions on the future of the Constitutional Treaty at the European Council in June. However, the Government will shortly publish a White Paper on the German presidency, which includes its approach to future of Europe discussions. I also published a written ministerial statement on 5 December 2006. The Government’s approach to forthcoming discussions on the future of the EU is also set out in my written ministerial statement on 5 December 2006, Official Report, columns 10-11WS.