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Business without Debate

Volume 536: debated on Wednesday 30 November 2011

European Union Documents

Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 119(11),

generalised tariff preferences

That the House takes note of European Union Document No. 10052/11 and Addenda 1 to 3, relating to a Draft Regulation applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences; and supports the Government’s aim that the reform of the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) should be an opportunity to focus the scheme on the poorest countries by increasing preferences to those on the scheme and widening the eligibility criteria of the special incentive arrangement for certain countries, GSP+, but that this should not be used as an instrument to increase protectionism by the blanket removal of all Upper Middle Income Countries.—(James Duddridge.)

Question agreed to.

Planning National Policy Statements


That Standing Order No. 152H (Planning: national policy statements) be amended as follows:—

(a) line 28, leave out sub-paragraph (c) and insert—

‘(c) may report from time to time and shall cease to exist when the relevant national policy statement is designated’; and

(b) leave out paragraphs (4) and (5).—(James Duddridge.)