Scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposals

In regard to proposed EU legislation, is it agreed that COM (2018) 244, a proposal for a Council recommendation on strengthened co-operation against vaccine preventable diseases, does not give rise to subsidiarity concerns but warrants further scrutiny? Agreed. In that regard, is it agreed that we will send a letter to the Department requesting it to outline its concerns regarding the role of the European Commission in the formation of immunisation policy and that we would also send a letter to the Commission? Agreed. Is it agreed that COM (2018) 253, a proposal for a Council implementing decision on subjecting two new psychoactive substances, cyclopropylfentanyl and methoxyacetylfentanyl, to control measures, does not warrant further scrutiny? Agreed.

I propose we suspend for a few minutes to allow our guests to take their seats.

Sitting suspended at 9.35 a.m. and resumed at 9.37 a.m.