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A motion to be debated on 11 June 2013 takes note of a draft Council decision to increase the number of Advocates-General at the EU Court of Justice and approving it for the purposes of Section 10 of the European Union Act 2011.

The 2011 Act requires parliamentary approval of certain EU proposals before the Government may agree to their adoption in the EU Council.

This Note looks at the background to the proposal in the context of reform of the EU Court of Justice, the requirements of the 2011 Act, Government views on the draft and parliamentary scrutiny of it.


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