HL Deb 11 May 1995 vol 564 c12WA
Lord Bruce of Donington

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether, in connection with the Inter-Governmental Conference of 1996, they will take the earliest possible opportunity of securing the agreement of the governments of other member states of the European Union to such amendments to the Treaty of Rome as will ensure that all national parliaments have adequate time to consider and advise their respective governments between the date of issue of proposals from the European Commission and the date upon which they are on the agenda of the appropriate Council of Ministers Meeting, either on list "A", or for discussion.

Baroness Chalker of Wallasey

The member states agreed at Maastricht that national parliaments should receive Commission proposals for legislation in good time for information or possible examination. This commitment will be reviewed, at the 1996 Inter-Governmental Conference, as one aspect of a broader examination of the role of national parliaments in the EU.