Select Committee on European Union Fortieth Report


Letter from Vernon Coaker MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Home Office to the Chairman

  On 29 March 2004[180] my predecessor, Caroline Flint, wrote to you explaining the then current position in relation to the above draft framework decision and stated that any future developments would be notified to the Committee.

  As you are aware the negotiations on this framework decision were suspended during the period of the Greek Presidency of the Council of Europe. Following a review of subsidarity, the Commission has recommended withdrawal of this dossier as actions at bilateral and United Nations level are deemed more appropriate due to the international nature of this issue. Consequently, withdrawal of the dossier is expected to be inevitable. It is therefore unlikely to be a live issue for the consideration of the European Committee.

20 July 2006

180   Correspondence with Ministers, 25th Report of Session 2003-04, HL Paper 140, p 112. Back

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