HC Deb 26 July 1999 vol 336 c25W
Mr. Woodward

To ask the Prime Minister when he last invoked the Luxembourg Compromise. [91495]

The Prime Minister

The Luxembourg Compromise has been invoked twice by the United Kingdom—once in July 1978 and once in May 1982.

This Government's positive and constructive approach to Europe has meant that we can achieve successful outcomes for the United Kingdom, for example, most recently in the lifting of the beef ban.