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Council of Ministers

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions the Government have (a) voted against and (b) abstained on a proposal at the Council of Ministers for which a qualified majority has been obtained. (277097)

The Council of the European Union publicises these figures on their website. These can be found at:

The figures for 2008 are eight abstentions and zero votes against. The same report shows that 270 legislative acts were adopted in 2008.