§ The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)
My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Mr Jack Straw) will today lay before the House Command Paper 6429, containing the final text of the EU Constitutional Treaty signed by heads of state and government in Rome on 29 October. Copies will be placed in the Library of the House and the Printed Paper Office. The final treaty can also be accessed on the FCO website:www.fco.gov.uk.
An Explanatory Memorandum will be laid with the Command Paper. The White Papers (September 2003 Cm5934 and September 2004 Cm6309) give further information about the Government's negotiations on the text, and explanation of its contents.