In Australian jurisdictions, consent is generally recognized as a voluntary agreement of the complainant. In the joint committee, EEA-EFTA President Sabine Monauni noted that this year 440 acts have been added to the EEA agreement, exceeding the number of acts introduced in 2018. The British Sexual Penalty Act speaks of consensual consent and the person has the freedom and ability to make that choice. "Affirmative consent" means positive, conscious and voluntary consent to engage in sexual activity. It is the responsibility of any person involved in sexual activity to ensure that they have the consent of the other person to participate in the sexual activity. "We are very pleased that the delay has been further reduced since our last meeting. Given the considerable number of legislative acts we have introduced today, I hope that we will continue to reduce the number of legislative acts pending before the summer," said Mr. Monauni. The confirmation model of consent is essentially based on positive agreement between the parties before sexual interaction can begin - in simple terms, a clear and unequivocal "yes." After the negotiations were completed in July 1706, the legislative acts had to be ratified by both parliaments. In Scotland, about 100 of the 227 members of the Scottish Parliament supported the Court Party. For additional votes, the pro-court page could count on about 25 members of the Flying Squadrone, led by the Marquess of Montrose and the Duke of Roxburghe. Opponents of the court were generally known as the country party and included various political and individual groups such as the Duke of Hamilton, Lord Belhaven and Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun, who spoke forcefully and passionately against the union when the Scottish Parliament began its debate on the law on 3 October 1706, but the agreement had already been reached.
 The Court Party received considerable funding from England and the Ministry of Finance and included many debts accumulated in the aftermath of the Darien disaster.  Among these acts was the Payment Services Directive (EU 2015/2366), which is based on the First Payment Services Directive (2007/64/EF).