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House of Commons

 
 

Monday 3rd March 2008

 

Committee of the whole House

 

Proceedings

 

European Union (Amendment) Bill


 

[Ninth day]


 

Days 9 and 10

 

                        Clauses 3 to 7

 

Mr David Heathcoat-Amory

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Negatived on division  39

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  leave out lines 12 and 13 and insert—

 

‘(c)    

may be made only if a draft of the order has been—

 

(i)    

laid before Parliament; and

 

(ii)    

approved by a resolution of each House’.

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr John Redwood

 

Mr Iain Duncan Smith

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Sir Nicholas Winterton

 

Negatived on division  55

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  14,  leave out subsection (6).

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr John Redwood

 

Mr Iain Duncan Smith

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Sir Nicholas Winterton

 

Not called  56

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  14,  leave out ‘or instrument made under an Act’.


 
 

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European Union (Amendment) Bill, continued

 
 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr John Redwood

 

Mr Iain Duncan Smith

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Sir Nicholas Winterton

 

Not called  57

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  15,  leave out ‘or instrument’.

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 


 

Mr William Hague

 

Mr David Lidington

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr David Evennett

 

Not selected  294

 

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  21,  after ‘powers)’, insert ‘provided that, one year after the

 

entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon and, for so long as such reports are laid annually

 

thereafter, Her Majesty’s Government lays before Parliament a report setting out the cases

 

in the preceding year where the position of the European Parliament and the Council

 

differed on a proposal, in a matter made subject to the procedure in Article 294 of the

 

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (formerly Article 251 of the Treaty

 

establishing the European Community) by the Treaty of Lisbon.’.

 

Mr William Hague

 

Mr David Lidington

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr David Evennett

 

Not selected  295

 

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  21,  at end insert ‘from the date upon which the European

 

Parliament takes a decision to have only one place of meeting in plenary session.’.

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr John Redwood

 

Mr Iain Duncan Smith

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Sir Nicholas Winterton

 

Not selected  58

 

Page  2,  line  19,  leave out Clause 4.

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 



 
 

Committee of the whole House Proceedings: 3rd March 2008    

243

 

European Union (Amendment) Bill, continued

 
 

Mr David Heathcoat-Amory

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Not selected  40

 

Clause  5,  page  2,  line  24,  after ‘Parliament’, insert ‘and endorsed in a national

 

referendum’.

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr John Redwood

 

Mr Iain Duncan Smith

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Sir Nicholas Winterton

 

Not selected  59

 

Clause  5,  page  2,  line  37,  at end add—

 

‘(4)    

Condition 3 is that where the treaty proposes to confer further competences on the

 

European Union requiring amendment of United Kingdom law or governance of

 

the United Kingdom in any material respect, that treaty shall be submitted to a

 

referendum as if it were a referendum under this Act.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Progress reported.


 
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