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Committee of the whole House: 5th February 2008            

740

 

European Union (Amendment) Bill, continued

 
 

(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 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 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

 

Parliamentary Star    

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’.

 

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: 5th February 2008            

741

 

European Union (Amendment) Bill, continued

 
 

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?”

 

(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

 

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—

 

    

“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

 

(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.’.

 



 
 

Committee of the whole House: 5th February 2008            

742

 

European Union (Amendment) Bill, continued

 
 

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.’.

 


 

Protection of existing police and criminal justice obligations

 

Mr David Heathcoat-Amory

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Before the expiry of the transitional provision included in Article 10 of the

 

Protocol on Transitional Provisions, the United Kingdom shall notify the Council

 

that it does not accept the powers of the European Union institutions described in

 

Article 10(1) of that Protocol over acts adopted before the entry into force of the

 

Treaty of Lisbon.

 

(2)    

In this section, “the Council” means that European Union institution founded on

 

Article 16 of the Treaty on European Union.’.

 



 
 

Committee of the whole House: 5th February 2008            

743

 

European Union (Amendment) Bill, continued

 
 

Government opinion on adherence to subsidiarity

 

Mr David Heathcoat-Amory

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

NC5

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The relevant Secretary of State shall present to Parliament his opinion on whether

 

a draft European Union legislative act forwarded to national parliaments under

 

the Protocol on the Role of National Parliaments in the European Union complies

 

with the principles of conferral, subsidiarity and proportionality, set out in Article

 

5 of the Treaty on European Union.

 

(2)    

This opinion shall include supporting evidence.’.

 


 

Disapplication of the Charter of Fundamental Rights

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr John Redwood

 

Mr Iain Duncan Smith

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Sir Nicholas Winterton

 

NC6

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Notwithstanding any provision of the European Communities Act 1972, nothing

 

in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union of December 7th

 

2000, as adapted at Strasbourg on December 12th 2007, shall be binding in any

 

legal proceedings in the United Kingdom and shall not form part of the law

 

applicable in any part of the United Kingdom.’.

 


 

Disapplication of the legislative procedure in relation to justice and home affairs

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr John Redwood

 

Mr Iain Duncan Smith

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Sir Nicholas Winterton

 

nc7

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Notwithstanding any provision of the European Communities Act 1972, nothing

 

in Articles 68 to 89 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union shall


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 5th February 2008            

744

 

European Union (Amendment) Bill, continued

 
 

be binding in any legal proceedings in the United Kingdom and shall not form

 

part of the law applicable in any part of the United Kingdom.’.

 


 

Bill of Rights 1689

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr John Redwood

 

Mr Iain Duncan Smith

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Sir Nicholas Winterton

 

nc8

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Notwithstanding any provision of the European Communities Act 1972, nothing

 

in this Act shall affect or be construed by any court in the United Kingdom as

 

affecting Article IX of the Bill of Rights 1689.’.

 


 

Supremacy of Parliament

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr John Redwood

 

Mr Iain Duncan Smith

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Sir Nicholas Winterton

 

nc9

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Notwithstanding any provision of the European Communities Act 1972, nothing

 

in this Act shall affect or be construed by any court in the United Kingdom as

 

affecting the supremacy of the United Kingdom Parliament.’.

 



 
 

Committee of the whole House: 5th February 2008            

745

 

European Union (Amendment) Bill, continued

 
 

Advice of the Attorney General on the extension of the jurisdiction of the European Court

 

of Justice in the United Kingdom

 

Mr William Cash

 

David Davis

 

Nick Herbert

 

Mr Dominc Grieve

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr David Evennett

 

nc10

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘This Act shall not come into force until

 

(1)    

Her Majesty’s Government has obtained specific legal advice from the Attorney

 

General setting out the extent to which the provisions of the Treaty of Lisbon

 

extend the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the United Kingdom;

 

(2)    

Her Majesty’s Government has laid before Parliament a report based on that

 

advice; and

 

(3)    

The report has been approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.’.

 


 

Charter of fundamental rights

 

Mr William Hague

 

Mr David Lidington

 

David Davis

 

Nick Herbert

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

NC12

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘For the avoidance of doubt, no decision of the European Court of Justice which

 

is based on any application of the provisions of the Charter of Fundamental

 

Rights of the European Union to interpreting or applying the law of the European

 

Union shall have any force of law or effect in the United Kingdom.’.

 



 
 

Committee of the whole House: 5th February 2008            

746

 

European Union (Amendment) Bill, continued

 
 

new schedules

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr John Redwood

 

Mr Iain Duncan Smith

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Sir Nicholas Winterton

 

NS1

 

To move the following Schedule:—

 

‘Referendum on the Treaty of Lisbon

 

Holding a referendum

 

1    (1)  

A referendum shall be held, not later than six months after Royal Assent,

 

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 Treaty of Lisbon?”

 

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

 

again, with prominence, in Welsh.

 

      (4)  

The question in Welsh is—

 

            

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

 

      (5)  

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

 

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

 

(b)    

approved by a resolution of each House.

 

Entitlement to vote in the referendum

 

2    (1)  

Subject to subparagraph (2), a person is entitled to vote in the referendum, if

 

on the day it is held, he has—

 

(a)    

an individual who would be entitled to vote as an elector at a

 

parliamentary election in a constituency in the United Kingdom;

 

(b)    

a peer who would be entitled to vote as an elector at a local goverment

 

election in an electoral area in Great Britain or at a local election in an

 

electoral area in Northern Ireland;

 

(c)    

a peer who, by virtue of section 3 of the Representation of the People

 

Act 1985 (c.50) (peers resident outside the United Kingdom), would

 

be entitled to vote as an elector at a European Parliamentary election

 

in an electoral region; or

 

(d)    

a Commonwealth citizen who would be entitled to vote in Gibraltar as

 

an elector at a European Parliamentary election in the combined

 

electoral region in which Gibraltar is comprised.

 

      (2)  

A Minister of the Crown may by order made by statutory instrument make

 

provision for the purposes of subparagraph (1) for disregarding alterations

 

made after a specified date in a register of electors.


 
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