HC Deb 12 February 1997 vol 290 cc234-5W
Mr. Heppell

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions the United Kingdom has(a) won and (b) lost cases before the European Court of Justice in the past 10 years. [13967]

Mr. David Davis

Consolidated figures for the last 10 years are not held in the form requested. However, a recent internal survey of the 125 cases in which the UK was directly involved or intervened between 1993 and 1995 showed that the court accepted the principle UK submissions in 82 cases or 66 per cent. and wholly rejected them in 24 cases or 19 per cent. The UK has a very creditable record before the ECJ.