§ Mr. Barnes
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer to the hon. and learned Member for Burton (Sir I. Lawrence),Official Report, 20 December, columns 1213–14, what was the voting record of each member state on items agreed at the meeting of the European Community's Justice and Home Affairs Council held on 30 November and 1 December; and if he will make it his practice to include details of all votes in future.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
[holding answer 17 January 1995]: The items agreed by the Justice and Home Affairs Council were adopted by unanimity, in accordance with the relevant provision of title VI of the treaty on European Union. Although there are possibilities under title VI for the Council to decide procedural matters and certain implementing measures by majority voting, substantive matters can be decided only by unanimity.