HL Deb 21 January 1998 vol 584 c254WA
Lord Bruce of Donington

asked Her Majesty's Government:

To what extent Article K7(6) of the Treaty of Amsterdam could affect the present British constitutional position that "no parliament can bind the hands of its successors".


The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Williams of Mostyn)

Under Article K7(6) of the Treaty on European Union, as substituted by the Amsterdam Treaty, the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice is limited to reviewing the actions of the Council, and does not extend to measures taken by member states to give effect in their national law to any resulting obligations.