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April 18, 2005

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UK Parliamentary Scrutiny of EU Legislation

Sir Digby Jones (with preface by Rt Hon Dr Denis MacShane MP)

Half of all UK legislation which imposes burdens on businesses originates from the European Union. Yet, given the depth of involvement of the EU in the UK’s regulatory regime, the British public are surprisingly ignorant about the EU, its policies and institutions – and many MPs do not follow events across the Channel. In this pamphlet, Sir Digby Jones, director-general of the CBI, sets out a number of proposals for improving scrutiny of EU legislation in the UK parliament.

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