Home Secretary Theresa May
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European justice: EU law opt-out plan announced

15 October 2012 Last updated at 17:43 BST

The government plans to exercise its right to opt out of 130 EU measures on law and order, Home Secretary Theresa May has told MPs.

She said current government thinking was to return control to the UK in two years under an opt-out agreed during Lisbon Treaty negotiations.

Mrs May said the government was committed to consulting the European and Home Affairs Committees as to the arrangements for this vote.