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EU: Constitutional Treaty

Volume 688: debated on Monday 15 January 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will discuss with the current European Union presidency how member states will proceed with the second phase of a constitutional treaty, now that 18 member states have ratified the proposed text. [HL1069]

According to the conclusions of the June 2006 European Council, the German presidency will present a report at the June 2007 European Council based on extensive consultations with member states. The report will contain an assessment of the state of discussion on the constitutional treaty and explore possible future developments. We expect these discussions to commence shortly. The Government's approach to these discussions was set out in a Written Ministerial Statement to the House by my right honourable friend the Minister for Europe on 5 December 2006 (Official Report, col. 10WS-11WS).