Select Committee on European Union Fortieth Report


Letter from Tony McNulty MP, Minister of State, Home Office to the Chairman

  In my 8 December response to your call for evidence in relation to the above, I noted that the Government's initial position was that we were minded not to opt into this draft directive. Our initial assessment of the provisions of the draft directive was that the changes required in our domestic practices would, in many cases, present us with an additional and unnecessary burden of bureaucracy and administration.

  The 10 January 2006 was the deadline for the United Kingdom to opt in to the draft directive. I can confirm that the Government has decided not to opt into the proposal. I, and my officials, will of course continue to co-operate fully with any inquiries you chose to make into the Directive.

11 January 2006

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