Statement on the European Council: 22 February 2016

22 February 2016

Prime Minister, David Cameron, made a statement in the House of Commons on Monday 22 February 2016 on the European Council.

Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

Related Information

European Council February 2016

The Prime Minister attended the meeting of the European Council on 18-19 February 2016. The deal with the UK and the ongoing migration and refugee crisis were discussed during the meeting.

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.

The Library has published a briefing paper on the EU referendum: UK’s EU reform negotiations and the Tusk package which contains more information on the European Council.

About Oral statements

Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday) and after any Urgent Questions.

Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.

Watching proceedings from the public gallery

UK residents and overseas visitors can watch proceedings in the House of Commons by visiting the public gallery.

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