HC Deb 15 December 1994 vol 251 c748W
Mr. Jenkin

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his oral answer of 24 November,Official Report, column 716, when the Government will allow qualified majority voting provided for in article K, otherwise than in subsection (9) on matters that affect immigration policy.

Mr. Nicholas Baker

There is no provision for qualified majority voting in article K, except under article K3.2(b) in relation to measures implementing joint action. No joint action requiring implementing measures has been adopted on matters of immigration policy. When such joint action is proposed, we shall consider on their merits both the substance of the proposal and whether it would be appropriate to adopt the implementing measures by a qualified majority.