HC Deb 10 May 1999 vol 331 c25W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions he has blocked a Commission proposal at the Council of Ministers on the ground of subsidiarity. [83474]

Ms Quin

Subsidiarity is one of numerous factors taken into account when legislation is discussed in the Council of Ministers. It is not possible to say how often it has been the principal factor in UK opposition to a Commission proposal.

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