HL Deb 12 October 1993 vol 549 c17WA
Lord Bruce of Donington

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many items of EC legislation applicable to the United Kingdom were issued in 1992; of these, how many were authorised by qualified majority; and in how many of these cases the United Kingdom was in the minority.

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Chalker of Wallasey)

The Council and Commission adopted 1,526 regulations and 122 directives in 1992. There are no available statistics identifying which of those measures were adopted on a legal basis requiring qualified majority voting as opposed to unanimity. I can, however, confirm that the United Kingdom was not outvoted in any case where a measure was adopted by a qualified majority in 1992.