The Home Office has been accused of railroading
controversial EU laws on the movement of prison inmates between member states
through Parliament. (source)
were not given a chance to debate the plan, which will become UK law, the EU scrutiny
committee has claimed.
Labour MP Lindsay
Hoyle accused the minister of having “total disregard” for
Parliament's right to scrutiny.
Tory MP William
Cash told Mrs Ryan it was not just a row about the process but could result in
a British national, convicted abroad, being transferred back to the UK against his will and imprisoned here for
conduct which is not criminal in this country.
Ms Ryan said she
regretted that they had not had time to debate the legislation, before the
meeting of Justice and Home Affairs Council in Brussels in February.
She said the
process had been speeded up when Germany took over the EU presidency
we find Germany at the centre, with this
government holding Parliament in contempt as a result.
the rush, not just with this piece of legislation, but the rush to create the
European Constitution, the rush for ID cards, the rush for ePassports, the rush
for the ID cards and passports data to be shared, the rush for databases (right
across europe) for DNA, for police forces, for childrens finger
prints, for personal details, the rush to share it all, the rush for more and
more legislation to limit the rights of citizens.
will people realise that what Germany failed to do through force
of arms in the 1940’s, they are now doing through the UNELECTED EUROPEAN
COMMISSION. Nearly 70pct of all European Directives have been proposed either
by Germans or Belgians, and they now make up most of our UK Laws.
further back you look, the further forward you can see.” (Winston