United Kingdom parliamentary scrutiny of EU legislation

32.7The European scrutiny system in both Houses is primarily concerned with ‘EU documents' as set out in a House of Commons standing order and in the Terms of Reference of the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union. These include proposals for EU Regulations, Directives and Decisions, Council Decisions in the CFSP field, some delegated acts and certain non-legislative documents.

These EU documents are deposited in Parliament by the Government within two working days of receipt in London. The EU institutions also transmit EU documents to national parliaments.