Statutory Instruments, &c.
LIST NO. 12 : Friday 21 October 2016


Treaties subject to negative resolution procedure

Some treaties are subject to negative procedure before they are ratified. Section 20 of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act provides for a period of 21 sitting days (days on which both Houses sit), beginning with the sitting day after a copy of the treaty is laid before Parliament, within which either House may resolve that the treaty should not be ratified. There are provisions for the period to be extended and, if either House resolves that the treaty should not be ratified, a Minister may lay a statement indicating that he or she is of the opinion that the treaty should nevertheless be ratified (and why). If such a statement follows a resolution of the House of Commons that the treaty should not be ratified, this triggers a further 21-day period during which the House of Commons may come to the same resolution again.

Name of treaty

Laid before the House

No. of days unexpired on date of issue

Miscellaneous Series No. 6 (2016),-Convention, done at Copenhagen on 23 November 2011, for the Establishment of the European Communications Office (ECO), The Hague on 23rd June 1993 as amended at Copenhagen on 9th April 2002 and at Copenhagen on 23rd November 2011 (Cm. 9335)

27 Sep


Miscellaneous Series No. 7 (2016),-Paris Agreement, done at Paris on 12 December 2015 (Cm. 9338)

7 Oct


Ireland No. 2 (2016),-Agreement, done at Dublin on 30 October 2015, on the Mutual Recognition of Driving Disqualifications between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Ireland (with Exchange of Notes) (Cm. 9344)

20 Oct



Prepared 21st October 2016