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Referendum (No. 3)
Mr William Cash
NC37To move the following Clause:
'This Act shall not take effect until the laying before Parliament of the draft of an Order in Council making provision for ascertaining, by means of referendum, the preponderance of national opinion with respect to the provisions of the provisions of the Treaty signed at Nice on 26th February 2001 amending the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community, provided that the Order shall not be made unless separate provision has been made by Parliament for defraying out of public funds any expenses to be incurred by a Minister of the Crown or Government departments in carrying the Order into effect.'.
Effects of Nice Treaty
Mr William Cash
NC38To move the following Clause:
'Within three months of the ratification by Her Majesty's Government of the Treaty of Nice amending the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community, the Government shall lay before both Houses of Parliament a White Paper on the economic, political and constitutional developments arising therefrom.'.
Abduction of children
Mr William Cash
NC39To move the following Clause:
'Within six months of Royal Assent being given to this Act there shall be laid before both Houses of Parliament a report on the numbers of cases of children abducted from the jurisdiction of one Member state to another which cannot be satisfactorily determined by the European Court of Justice because of the rule of unanimity as provided in Article 2 paragraph 4 of the Treaty of Nice.'.
Free vote on motion on European instruments
NC40To move the following Clause:
'(1) Where any proposed European Directive or Regulation or other European legislative proposal arising out of the Nice Treaty is put before the House of Commons and not less than 100 Members of Parliament table a motion objecting thereto, the motion shall be debated on the floor of the House on a free vote and any attempt to whip any such motion shall be a contempt of the House.
(2) If a motion such as is referred to in subsection (1) is passed Her Majesty's Government shall veto the proposal in question.'.
Duty on UKREP to notify
NC41To move the following Clause:
'Where UKREP has notice in the avant projet stage of any proposed European Directive or Regulation or other European legislative proposal arising from the provisions of the Treaty of Nice, UKREP shall immediately notify the European Scrutiny Committee of the House of Commons which shall report the matter to the House forthwith.'.
Debates on the floor of the House
NC42To move the following Clause:
'Where the European Scrutiny Committee reports that a matter within its terms of reference should be debated on the floor of the House of Commons it shall be a contempt of the House for any Member or Minister of the Crown not to comply with that requirement.'.
Compliance with European Scrutiny Reserve
NC43To move the following Clause:
'Where the European Scrutiny Committee has imposed a reserve on a European legislative proposal it shall be a contempt of the House for any Minister of the Crown to vote on that proposal in the Council of Ministers whilst that reserve subsists.'.
EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (AMENDMENT) BILL (PROGRAMME) (No. 2)
Mr Robin Cook
Mr Secretary Straw
That, in accordance with the resolution of the Programming Committee of 10th July and pursuant to the Programme Order of 4th July 2001 (proceedings in Committee of the whole House, on consideration and on Third Reading of the European Communities (Amendment) Bill),
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