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House of Commons


Tuesday 15th January 2008


Committee of the whole House




European Communities (Finance) Bill


Clauses 1 and 2 Agreed to.


New Clause




Mr Philip Hammond


Mr Mark Hoban


Mr David Gauke


Justine Greening


Negatived on division  NC1


To move the following Clause:—



This Act shall come into force on such day as the Treasury shall by order specify.



The day specified in the order made under subsection (1) shall not be earlier than


fourteen days after the date on which the condition has been satisfied.



The condition referred to in subsection (2) is that the Treasury shall have laid


before both Houses of Parliament a report on the review by the European


Commission covering all aspects of EU spending, including the CAP, and of


resources, including the UK rebate, as provided for at paragraph 80 of the


“Financial Perspective 2007-13” issued by the European Council in December


2005, including a certificate that the Treasury considers that the outcome of the


review is satisfactory to the interests of the United Kingdom.’.


Bill read a third time on division and passed


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