HC Deb 20 April 1994 vol 241 c529W
Mr. Spearing

To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his answer of 12 April,Official Report, column 29, concerning the powers of Her Majesty's Government within the Council of Ministers of the European Community, which articles listed refer to (a) obligatory duties or action as required by the treaties and (b) optional actions.

The Prime Minister

Whether the treaty requires the Council to act, or gives it a discretion whether or not to act, specific proposals for action made under the articles listed in my previous answer require the unanimous agreement of the Council.