European Union Committee - Ninth Report
The UK's opt-in Protocol: implications of the Government's approach

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 10 March 2015.


Terms of Reference


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: The opt-in Protocol in content and practice

Chapter 3: The meaning to be given to "pursuant to" in Articles 1 and 2 of the opt-in Protocol

Chapter 4: Determining the legal base of an EU measure with JHA content

Chapter 5: Legal certainty and loyal cooperation

Chapter 6: Are the UK's opt-in rights being undermined by the European Commission?

Chapter 7: Is the case law of the CJEU undermining the scope of the opt-in Protocol?

Chapter 8: The Government's litigation strategy

Chapter 9: The three-month period provided for in the opt-in Protocol

Summary of Conclusions and Recommendations

Appendix 1: List of Members and Declarations of Interest

Appendix 2: List of Witnesses

Appendix 3: Call for Evidence

Evidence is published online at and available for inspection at the Parliamentary Archives (020 7129 3074).

Q in footnotes refers to a question in oral evidence.

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