Select Committee on European Scrutiny Minutes of Proceedings Report




COM(00) 898

Draft Council Regulation on the statute and financing of European political parties.

Legal base:Article 308; unanimity
Department:Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Basis of consideration:Minister's letter of 16 July 2001
Previous Committee Report:HC 28-x (2000-01), paragraph 7 (28 March 2001)
To be discussed in Council:8 October 2001 General Affairs Council
Committee's assessment:Politically important
Committee's decision:Cleared

Question put, That the preamble to Paragraph 52 stand part of the Report.

The Committee divided.

Ayes 9                    Noes 3

Mr Colin Breed              Miss Anne McIntosh

Roger Casale                Mr Laurence Robertson

Mr Michael Connarty            Mr Anthony Steen

Tony Cunningham

Mr Wayne David

Jim Dobbin

Mr Mark Hendrick

Mr Jim Marshall

Mr Bill Tynan

Paragraphs 52.1 to 53 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the First Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.

Resolved, That the Committee inquire into democracy and accountability in the EU and the role of national parliaments.

Resolved, That the Committee do visit Brussels from 21 to 24 October 2001. — (The Chairman.)

Ordered, That the Chairman do seek the approval of the Speaker for expenditure in connection with the said visit.

Ordered, That the Chairman, two Members and the Clerk do attend the XXVth COSAC in Brussels from 3 to 5 October 2001 in a representative capacity. — (The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the Committee's normal time of meeting be Wednesday at half-past Ten o'clock. — (Mr Connarty.)

  [Adjourned till Wednesday 17 October at half-past Ten o'clock.

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