PUBLICATION OF THE COMMITTEE'S THIRTY - THIRD REPORT OF 2007-08
'Subsidiarity, National Parliaments and the Lisbon Treaty.'
The European Scrutiny Committee today publishes its Thirty - Third Report of Session 2007-08, on 'Subsidiarity, National Parliaments and the Lisbon Treaty' (HC 563).
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1. The European Scrutiny Committee has completed an inquiry into the Lisbon Treaty's provisions on the role of national parliaments in EU business, such as considering whether proposals for EU legislation comply with the principle of subsidiarity. (The subsidiarity principle requires that, where both the EU and Member States have power to take action, it should be taken at the national, regional or local level unless it would be more effective to take the action at EU level.)
2. Committee Membership is as follows: Michael Connarty MP (Chairman), Labour, Mr Adrian Bailey MP, Labour, Mr David S Borrow MP, Labour, Mr William Cash MP, Conservative, Mr James Clappison MP, Conservative, Ms Katy Clark MP, Labour, Jim Dobbin MP, Labour/Co-op, Mr Greg Hands MP, Conservative, Mr David Heathcoat-Amory MP, Conservative, Keith Hill MP, Labour, Kelvin Hopkins MP, Labour, Mr Lindsay Hoyle MP, Labour, Mr Bob Laxton MP, Labour, Angus Robertson MP, SNP, Mr Anthony Steen MP, Conservative, Richard Younger Ross MP, Lib Dem
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