HL Deb 18 October 2001 vol 627 c102WA
Lord Clinton-Davis

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When they intend 1.0 publish the European Commission's White Paper on European Governance. [HL809]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Her Majesty's Government welcome the publication, on 25 July, of the White Paper. It is an important initiative in the effort to make the EU's institutions more efficient, effective, transparent and accountable. In particular the Government welcome the emphasis of the White Paper on practical ideas which can be implemented without the need for treaty change. A copy of the White Paper has been placed in the Libraries of both Houses.