To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether the Council of the European Union acted by unanimity or qualified majority when adopting the negotiating directives for the EU for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
27 January 2015
As the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiating directives call for what would be a mixed agreement they were adopted by the Council by consensus, requiring the consent of every Member State.
The negotiating directives can be found at http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1162.