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EU: Scrutiny Override: Classified Information

Volume 715: debated on Tuesday 8 December 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government why the scrutiny reserve resolution was overridden on the proposed Council Decision concerning the conclusion of the agreement between the Government of Russia and the European Union on the protection of classified information (15227/09); and what steps they are taking to avoid a repeat of those circumstances. [HL376]

The override resulted from an unacceptable administrative error.

My honourable friend the Minister for Europe has asked officials to look again at our internal procedures and will write to the committees responsible for scrutiny updating them on the measures taken to address this problem.