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Volume 460: debated on Thursday 17 May 2007

Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119(9) (European Standing Committees),

Diplomatic and Consular Protection of Union Citizens in Third Countries

That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 6192/07 and the UK response to the European Commission’s Green Paper on Diplomatic and consular protection of Union citizens in third countries submitted to the Commission on 26th March 2007; joins the Government in welcoming the Commission’s contribution to the ongoing debate on how to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the consular assistance provided by Member States to one another’s nationals; but notes the legal, political and practical difficulties to many of the proposals; and agrees with the Government’s approach as laid out in its written response to the Commission.—[Mr. Alan Campbell.]

Question agreed to.