Select Committee on European Scrutiny Second Report


SECOND REPORT

The European Scrutiny Committee has made further progress in the matter referred to it and has agreed to the following Report:—

REPORTS OF COUNCIL MEETINGS TAKING PLACE DURING THE RECESS

  1.1  In accordance with the recommendation of the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons[9], since the beginning of the 1998-99 Session we have tabled written Questions on the day of each meeting of the Council of Ministers asking for reports on the Council meetings. However, no written answers are given and published during recesses. The Modernisation Committee recommended that, for Councils taking place during recesses, reports should be in the form of letters to the European Scrutiny Committee which could be published by the Committee. Accordingly, we have asked Departments to write to us with reports of Council meetings that took place during the Recess. The House adjourned on 21 December 2000 and the report that has been received since then is published as Appendix 1.



9  Seventh Report from the Modernisation Committee, HC 791 (1997-98), paragraph 18. Back


 
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