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European Union Documents

Volume 543: debated on Wednesday 18 April 2012

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

Commission Work Programme

That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 17394/11 and Addendum, relating to the Commission Work Programme 2012-Delivering European Renewal, which sets out the Commission’s priorities and previews the legislative proposals, initiatives and communications that the Commission is planning to put forward in 2012; supports the Government’s view that the most significant initiatives are those that help to deliver growth in the EU, including measures towards completing the Single Market, improving stability in the financial sector and the flexibility and competitiveness of the EU, and reducing the overall EU regulatory burden on business; shares the Government’s concerns about the potential impacts of a small number of specific proposals on the EU’s ability to achieve growth; and further supports the Government’s view that any proposals should be evidence-based and avoid increasing burdens on business, especially small enterprises and micro businesses.—(Mr Newmark.)

Question agreed to.