HL Deb 27 February 2001 vol 622 c127WA
Lord Pearson of Rannoch

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What competences have been returned to member states by the European Union since the principle of subsidiarity was introduced. [HL804]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Subsidiarity is not about the repatriation of powers to Member States. Rather, it is about ensuring that where the Treaty already allows for action at both EU and member state level, the most appropriate level is chosen each time action is required.

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