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Court of Justice of the European Union

A report was published on 6 April 2011 and was debated in 17 October 2011.

A Call for Evidence was published on 28 July 2010. The deadline for submissions was 24 September.

The Committee examined in respect of each constituent element of the Court of Justice of the European Union (the Court of Justice, the General Court and the Civil Service Tribunal):

  • the trends in the workload of these courts;
  • the time taken for cases to be dealt with and the impact of the elapse of time; and
  • possible measures which could improve the speed with which the cases are dealt with.

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    • Reports and associated evidence - reports and evidence featuring written submissions and corrected oral evidence published at the conclusion of Committee inquiries. Evidence is periodically updated over the course of an inquiry and is not finalised until the relevant Report is published.
    • Uncorrected oral evidence - transcripts of oral evidence not yet approved by the Committee or witnesses.
    • Other oral evidence - corrected transcripts of oral evidence, usually taken for scrutiny purposes or for ad hoc/regular evidence sessions with Ministers.
    • Evidence - written submissions and corrected oral evidence published for scrutiny purposes or for ad hoc/regular evidence sessions with Ministers.
    • Responses to Reports - Government Department and European Commission responses to reports.
    • Call for Evidence - request to submit evidence to a Committee inquiry.
    • Correspondence - correspondence received and sent by the Committee excluding ministerial correspondence.
    • Correspondence with Ministers - Ministerial correspondence received and sent by the Committee.
    • Progress of Scrutiny - records the decisions taken by the EU Committee on European documents that have been deposited in Parliament for scrutiny.