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Committee of the whole House: 3rd March 2008            

1370

 

European Union (Amendment) Bill, continued

 
 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr John Redwood

 

Mr Iain Duncan Smith

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Sir Nicholas Winterton

 

60

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  line  25,  at end insert ‘, by a majority of not less than two-thirds of

 

those entitled to vote in each House’.

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr John Redwood

 

Mr Iain Duncan Smith

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Sir Nicholas Winterton

 

61

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

No motion under subsection (2)(b) or (c) shall be made unless both the scrutiny

 

reserve resolution of the House of Commons of 17th November 1998 and the

 

scrutiny reserve resolution of the House of Lords of 6th December 1999 have

 

been fully complied with.’.

 

Mr David Heathcoat-Amory

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

41

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  leave out lines 26 to 35.

 

Jon Trickett

 

Colin Burgon

 

Jon Cruddas

 

Frank Dobson

 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

John McDonnell

 

67

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  line  43,  at end insert ‘, and

 

(c)    

“NHS body” means—

 

(i)    

a Strategic Health Authority;

 

(ii)    

a Special Health Authority;

 

(iii)    

a Local Health Board;

 

(iv)    

a Primary Care Trust;

 

(v)    

an NHS trust; or

 

(vi)    

an NHS foundation trust.’.

 

Jon Trickett

 

Colin Burgon

 

Jon Cruddas

 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

287

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  line  43,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

“NHS body” means—

 

(i)    

a strategic health authority;


 
 

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European Union (Amendment) Bill, continued

 
 

(ii)    

a special health authority;

 

(iii)    

a local health board;

 

(iv)    

a primary care trust;

 

(v)    

an NHS trust; or

 

(vi)    

an NHS foundation trust.

 

(d)    

“The statutory system of public education” has the meaning defined by

 

the Education Act 1996 (c. 56).

 

(e)    

“Social housing” means the provision of accommodation for rent by a

 

local housing authority (within the meaning of section 1 of the Housing

 

Act 1985 (c. 68)), a registered provider of social housing, a county

 

council, or a person controlled by a local housing authority or country

 

council.

 

(f)    

“Postal services” means the service of conveying postal packets (within

 

the meaning of the Postal Services Act 2000 (c. 26)) from one place to

 

another by post, the incidental services of receiving, collecting, sorting

 

and delivering such packets and any other service which relates to any of

 

those services and is provided in conjunction with any of them.

 

(g)    

“Public transport” means any of the following—

 

(i)    

“railway services” as defined by the Railways Act 1993 (c. 43);

 

(ii)    

“bus services” as defined by the Transport Act 2000 (c. 38); or

 

(iii)    

any service provided by Transport for London.’.

 


 

Day 11

 

      Clause 8, the Schedule, New Clauses and New Schedules

 

Mr Nick Clegg

 

Dr Vincent Cable

 

Mr Edward Davey

 

David Howarth

 

Simon Hughes

 

Mr Paul Burstow

 

291

 

Clause  8,  page  4,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

Section [Sunset] comes into force on Royal Assent.’.

 

Mr Nick Clegg

 

Dr Vincent Cable

 

Mr Edward Davey

 

David Howarth

 

Simon Hughes

 

Mr Paul Burstow

 

292

 

Clause  8,  page  4,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

‘(2ZA)    

Section [Revocation] comes into force on Royal Assent.’.


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 3rd March 2008            

1372

 

European Union (Amendment) Bill, continued

 
 

Mr William Hague

 

Mr David Lidington

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr David Evennett

 

293

 

Clause  8,  page  4,  leave out line 8 and insert—

 

‘(2A)    

Section [Referendum] comes into force on Royal Assent.

 

(2B)    

The other provisions of this Act come into force if an affirmative answer has been

 

given to the question asked in a referendum held in accordance with section

 

[Referendum] and any legal challenge made under an order made under that

 

section has been disposed of by the court or courts in question.’.

 

Mr Nick Clegg

 

Dr Vincent Cable

 

Mr Edward Davey

 

David Howarth

 

Simon Hughes

 

Mr Paul Burstow

 

289

 

Clause  8,  page  4,  leave out line 8 and insert—

 

‘(2A)    

Section [Declaration by Secretary of State and Referendum] comes into force on

 

Royal Assent.

 

(2B)    

The other provisions of this Act come into force when the Secretary of State

 

makes a declaration as referred to in [Declaration by Secretary of State and

 

Referendum].’.

 

Mr Nick Clegg

 

Dr Vincent Cable

 

Mr Edward Davey

 

David Howarth

 

Simon Hughes

 

Mr Paul Burstow

 

290

 

Clause  8,  page  4,  leave out line 8 and insert—

 

‘(2A)    

Section [Declaration by Secretary of State, Resolution by House of Commons and

 

Referendum] comes into force on Royal Assent.

 

(2B)    

The other provisions of this Act come into force when the Secretary of State

 

makes a declaration as referred to in section [Declaration by Secretary of State,

 

Resolution by House of Commons and Referendum] and the House of Commons

 

has passed a resolution as referred to in the same section.’.

 

Mr William Hague

 

Mr David Lidington

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr David Evennett

 

22

 

Clause  8,  page  4,  line  8,  leave out ‘on Royal Assent’ and add ‘when Her Majesty’s

 

Government has secured the deletion from the Treaty of Lisbon of all changes to the

 

Common Security and Foreign Policy made by that Treaty’.


 
 

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European Union (Amendment) Bill, continued

 
 

Mr William Hague

 

Mr David Lidington

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr David Evennett

 

23

 

Clause  8,  page  4,  line  8,  leave out ‘on Royal Assent’ and add ‘when Her Majesty’s

 

Government has reached agreement in the European Council that the European Union

 

President shall appear at least once a year before any select committee for the time being

 

having the functions of a European Scrutiny Committee to account for the conduct of that

 

office’.

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr John Redwood

 

Mr Iain Duncan Smith

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Sir Nicholas Winterton

 

63

 

Clause  8,  page  4,  line  8,  leave out ‘on Royal Assent’ and add ‘only if an affirmative

 

answer has been given to a referendum held in accordance with Schedules (Referendum

 

on the Treaty of Lisbon) and (Conduct of the Referendum) (which shall have effect) and

 

any legal challenge made under paragraph 3 of Schedule (Referendum on the Treaty of

 

Lisbon) has been disposed of by the court or courts in question’.

 

Daniel Kawczynski

 

Sir Nicholas Winterton

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Andrew Selous

 

64

 

Clause  8,  page  4,  line  8,  leave out ‘on Royal Assent’ and add ‘when Her Majesty’s

 

Government has secured the agreement of the European Council to a Declaration,

 

supplementary to the Preamble to the Treaty on European Union, that the Union is based

 

upon its Christian faith, heritage, culture and history’.

 

Dr Vincent Cable

 

Mr Edward Davey

 

Jo Swinson

 

Mr Jeremy Browne

 

236

 

Clause  8,  page  4,  line  8,  leave out ‘on Royal Assent’ and add ‘when arrangements

 

have been made for the Secretary of State to report to Parliament each year on the

 

operation and application of European Union competition policy according to the

 

principle set out in the Protocol on the Internal Market and Competition’.

 

Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody

 

271

 

Clause  8,  page  4,  line  8,  leave out ‘on Royal Assent’ and insert ‘when

 

arrangements have been made for the Secretary of State to report to Parliament each year

 

on the costs of transport policies under the Treaty on the Functioning of the European

 

Union’.


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 3rd March 2008            

1374

 

European Union (Amendment) Bill, continued

 
 

Jon Trickett

 

Colin Burgon

 

Jon Cruddas

 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

288

 

Clause  8,  page  4,  line  8,  leave out ‘on Royal Assent’ and add ‘when the

 

Government has laid before the House a statement on the implications of the following

 

judgements of the European Court of Justice:

 

(a)    

The International Transport Workers’ Federation and the Finnish

 

Seamen’s Union v Viking Line ABP;

 

(b)    

Laval un Partneri Ltd v Svenska Byggnadsarbetareförbundet and

 

Svenska Elektrikerförbundet; and

 

(c)    

Watts v Bedford Primary Care Trust and the Secretary of State for

 

Health.’.

 

Mr William Hague

 

Mr David Lidington

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr David Evennett

 

24

 

Clause  8,  page  4,  line  8,  leave out ‘Royal Assent’ and add ‘the Government

 

publishing a report on—

 

(a)    

the relationship between the Presidency of the EU Council and the EU

 

Secretariat; and

 

(b)    

its interpretation of Article 1, paragraph 16, inserted Article 9B TEU,

 

paragraph 5 relating to the election and term of office of the President of

 

the European Council.’.

 

Mr Ian Davidson

 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

Ann Winterton

 

Sir Nicholas Winterton

 

285

 

Clause  8,  page  4,  leave out line 8, and insert—

 

‘(2A)    

Section [Referendum on the Treaty of Lisbon] and Schedule [Conduct of the

 

Referendum] come into force on Royal Assent.

 

(2B)    

The other provisions of this Act come into force if affirmative answers have been

 

given to both of the questions asked in a referendum held in accordance with

 

section [Referendum on the Treaty of Lisbon] and Schedule [Conduct of the

 

Referendum] and any legal challenge made under that Schedule has been

 

disposed of by the court or courts in question.’.

 

Mr William Hague

 

Mr David Lidington

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr David Evenett

 

218

 

Page  4,  line  1,  leave out Clause 8.

 



 
 

Committee of the whole House: 3rd March 2008            

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new clauses

 

Referendum

 

Mr William Hague

 

Mr David Lidington

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr David Evennett

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

A referendum shall be held throughout the United Kingdom and Gibraltar on the

 

day specified by an order made by a Minister of the Crown.

 

(2)    

The question to be asked in the referendum is—

 

    

“Should the United Kingdom approve the Lisbon Treaty?”

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(3)    

A Minister of the Crown may by order make provision in relation to the

 

referendum which—

 

(a)    

determines the referendum period for the purposes of Part 7 of the

 

Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (c. 41); and

 

(b)    

requires ballot papers to be used by voters in Wales, after having set out

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the question and the possible answers in English, to set them out again,

 

with equal prominence, in Welsh.

 

(c)    

makes provision as to the conduct of the referendum, entitlement to vote

 

in the referendum and legal challenge to the referendum result.

 

(4)    

The question in Welsh is—

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“A ddylai’r Deyrnas Gyfunol gymeradwyo Cyfundeb Lisbon?”

 

(5)    

Every power of a Minister of the Crown to make an order under this section shall

 

be exercisable by statutory instrument.

 

(6)    

An order under this section may be made only if a draft of the order has been—

 

(a)    

laid before Parliament; and

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(b)    

approved by a resolution of each House.

 

(7)    

The Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument bring the

 

provisions of this Act into force provided that a majority of votes in the

 

referendum shall have been cast in favour of approving the Lisbon Treaty.’.

 

As Amendments to Mr William Hague’s proposed New Clause (Referendum)

 

(NC1):—

 

Mr Nick Clegg

 

Dr Vincent Cable

 

Mr Edward Davey

 

David Howarth

 

Simon Hughes

 

Mr Paul Burstow

 

(a)

 

Leave out line 4 and insert ‘ “Should the United Kingdom remain in the European

 

Union?” ’.


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 3rd March 2008            

1376

 

European Union (Amendment) Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Nick Clegg

 

Dr Vincent Cable

 

Mr Edward Davey

 

David Howarth

 

Simon Hughes

 

Mr Paul Burstow

 

(b)

 

Leave out line 15 and insert ‘ “A ddylai’r Deyrnas Unedig aros o fewn yr Undeb

 

Ewropeaidd?” ’.

 


 

Commencement

 

Mr William Hague

 

Mr David Lidington

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr David Evennett

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The provisions of this Act come into force in accordance with section

 

[Referendum].’.

 


 

Common foreign and security policy

 

Mr William Hague

 

Mr David Lidington

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr David Evennett

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Secretary of State shall, not later than 1st January 2009, lay before both

 

Houses of Parliament a report setting out the role and powers of the High

 

Representative and External Action Service and how they differ from those of the

 

proposed Foreign Minister and External Action Service in the Treaty establishing

 

a Constitution for Europe.’.

 



 
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