Euro MPs have backed measures which it is claimed will increase the role of national parliaments in the EU law making process.
A report by Fylde coast Euro MP and Conservative Legal Affairs spokesman Sajjad Karim advocates introducing extra checks to ensure the EU does not legislate on issues best left to member states.
Mr Karim said: “I am delighted that MEPs from across Europe have supported my report.
“Conservative MEPs are leading the way in reforming the EU and reducing the democratic deficit between the EU and member states.
“My report supports this reform agenda by promoting a greater respect for national parliament decision making.”
Mr Karim proposes that additional tests are applied to all EU legislation.
Currently a so-called ‘subsidiarity and proportionality check’ takes place when legislation begins its passage through Parliament.
However, Mr Karim wants a mid-term evaluation introduced and a further assessment undertaken prior to adoption of the final text, which may have been substantially changed.