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House of Commons

 
 

Monday 24 January 2011

 

Committee of the whole House

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

European Union Bill


 

Note

 

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the House

 

[7 December].

 


 

George Eustice

 

69

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  leave out line 8 and insert—

 

‘(4)    

A reference to a treaty which amends or replaces TEU or TFEU includes a

 

reference to—’.

 

George Eustice

 

70

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

any Treaty agreed by the Member States of the European Union which in

 

any way replaces or duplicates any part of TEU or TFEU.’.

 

Neil Carmichael

 

61

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

‘(8)    

A reference to a decision means the final draft of a decision immediately before

 

its adoption by the European Council or the Council.’.


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 24 January 2011            

1408

 

European Union Bill, continued

 
 

Edward Miliband

 

Mr Douglas Alexander

 

Mr Wayne David

 

85

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  6,  at end add—

 

‘(7A)    

References to “the Committee” are to the European Union Referendum

 

Committee as established by section [European Union Referendum Committee]

 

below.’.

 


 

Edward Miliband

 

Mr Douglas Alexander

 

Mr Wayne David

 

86

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  10,  leave out ‘a statement relating to the treaty was’ and

 

insert ‘the treaty and a statement relating to it were’.

 

Mr Robert Buckland

 

63

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  12,  after ‘Parliament,’, insert ‘the Bill for which was given a

 

Second Reading, by the first House of Parliament to give it a Second Reading, no sooner

 

than ten weeks after the date of the laying of the statement referred to in paragraph (a),’.

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Mr Nigel Dodds

 

1

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  13,  leave out ‘or the exemption condition’.

 

Edward Miliband

 

Mr Douglas Alexander

 

Mr Wayne David

 

92

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  16,  leave out from ‘until’ to end of line 22 and insert ‘the

 

referendum procedure set out in subsection (2A) below has been completed.

 

(2A)    

The referendum procedure is completed if—

 

(a)    

a decision has been taken by either or both Houses of Parliament not to

 

hold a referendum, whether by agreeing with a recommendation from the

 

Committee that a referendum is not required or by disagreeing to a

 

recommendation from the Committee that a referendum is required; or

 

(b)    

a referendum has been held throughout the United Kingdom, or where

 

the treaty affects Gibraltar, throughout the United Kingdom and

 

Gibraltar, and a majority of those voting in the referendum are in favour

 

of ratification of the treaty.’.


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 24 January 2011            

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European Union Bill, continued

 
 

Claire Perry

 

George Freeman

 

71

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  18,  leave out ‘Gibraltar, throughout the United Kingdom and

 

Gibraltar’ and insert ‘, Guernsey, Jersey, the Isle of Man or British Overseas Territories,

 

throughout the United Kingdom, Guernsey, Jersey, the Isle of Man or British Overseas

 

Territories.’.

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Mr Philip Hollobone

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Mr Douglas Carswell

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

48

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  19,  at end insert ‘and also provides that, where the majority

 

of those voting in that referendum are opposed to the ratification of the treaty, a further

 

binding referendum is held on continuing United Kingdom membership of the European

 

Union’.

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Mr Philip Hollobone

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Mr Douglas Carswell

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

49

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  20,  after ‘referendum’, insert ‘on ratification of the treaty’.

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Mr Nigel Dodds

 

2

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  23,  leave out subsection (3).

 


 

Edward Miliband

 

Mr Douglas Alexander

 

Mr Wayne David

 

87

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  29,  leave out ‘a statement relating to the decision was’ and

 

insert ‘the decision and a statement relating to it were’.

 

Mr Robert Buckland

 

62

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  31,  after ‘Parliament,’, insert ‘the Bill for which was given a

 

Second Reading, by the first House of Parliament to give it a Second Reading, no sooner

 

than ten weeks after the date of the laying of the statement referred to in paragraph (a),’.


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 24 January 2011            

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European Union Bill, continued

 
 

Martin Horwood

 

Stephen Gilbert

 

67

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  32,  leave out paragraph (c).

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Mr Nigel Dodds

 

3

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  32,  leave out ‘the exemption condition or the significance

 

condition’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Stephen Gilbert

 

68

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  34,  leave out subsections (2), (3) and (4).

 

Edward Miliband

 

Mr Douglas Alexander

 

Mr Wayne David

 

93

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  36,  leave out from ‘until’ to end of line 42 and insert ‘the

 

referendum procedure set out in subsection (2A) below has been completed.

 

(2A)    

The referendum procedure is completed if—

 

(a)    

a decision has been taken by either or both Houses of Parliament not to

 

hold a referendum, whether by agreeing with a recommendation from the

 

Committee that a referendum is not required or by disagreeing to a

 

recommendation from the Committee that a referendum is required; or

 

(b)    

a referendum has been held throughout the United Kingdom, or where

 

the treaty affects Gibraltar, throughout the United Kingdom and

 

Gibraltar, and a majority of those voting in the referendum are in favour

 

of approval of the decision.’.

 

Claire Perry

 

72

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  39,  leave out ‘Gibraltar, throughout the United Kingdom and

 

Gibraltar’ and insert ‘, Guernsey, Jersey, the Isle of Man or British Overseas Territories,

 

throughout the United Kingdom, Guernsey, Jersey, the Isle of Man or British Overseas

 

Territories.’.

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Mr Philip Hollobone

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Mr Douglas Carswell

 

Philip Davies

 

Kate Hoey

 

50

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  39,  at end insert ‘and also provides that, where the majority

 

of those voting in that referendum are opposed to the approval of the decision, a further

 

binding referendum is held on continuing United Kingdom membership of the European

 

Union’.


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 24 January 2011            

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European Union Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Mr Philip Hollobone

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Mr Douglas Carswell

 

Philip Davies

 

Kate Hoey

 

51

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  40,  after ‘referendum’, insert ‘on approval of the decision’.

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Mr Nigel Dodds

 

4

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  43,  leave out subsection (3).

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Mr Nigel Dodds

 

5

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  1,  leave out subsection (4).

 

Martin Horwood

 

Stephen Gilbert

 

64

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  3,  leave out from ‘4’ to ‘and’ in line 4.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Stephen Gilbert

 

65

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  4,  leave out ‘(1)(i) or (j)’ and insert ‘(1)(a), (d), (e), (f), (g),

 

(h) (i), (j), (k), (l) or (m)’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Stephen Gilbert

 

66

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  4,  after ‘(1)’, insert ‘(g), (h)’.

 


 

Edward Miliband

 

Mr Douglas Alexander

 

Mr Wayne David

 

88

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  8,  before ‘(1)’ insert—

 

‘(A1)    

A treaty or Article 48(6) decision which falls within this section shall be subject

 

to the procedure of determination by the Committee and both Houses of

 

Parliament as to whether a referendum is required’.


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 24 January 2011            

1412

 

European Union Bill, continued

 
 

Chris Heaton-Harris

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

22

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  8,  after ‘subsection (4)’, insert ‘and (5)’.

 

Edward Miliband

 

Mr Douglas Alexander

 

Mr Wayne David

 

94

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  10,  at end insert ‘except in the event of additional language

 

in Article 3 that states the EU aim of preventing damaging climate change’.

 

Edward Miliband

 

Mr Douglas Alexander

 

Mr Wayne David

 

95

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  16,  at end insert ‘excepting an extension of the EU customs

 

union in the case of a treaty for the accession of a new member state’.

 

Edward Miliband

 

Mr Douglas Alexander

 

Mr Wayne David

 

96

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  21,  at end insert ‘except cooperation in the field of an EU

 

patent’.

 

Nia Griffith

 

97

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  36,  at end insert ‘except an amendment of Article 31(2) that

 

removes or amends the provision enabling a member of the Council to oppose the

 

adoption of a decision to be taken by qualified majority voting in the appointment of a

 

special representative in accordance with Article 33’.

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Mr Nigel Dodds

 

6

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

‘(n)    

any other implementation of a power under the TEU or TFEU.’.

 

Chris Heaton-Harris

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

21

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

‘(n)    

a reduction before 1 April 2017 in the United Kingdom’s percentage

 

share of the votes that can constitute a blocking minority under the

 

system of weighted votes provided for by Article 3(3) of Protocol (No.

 

36) on Transitional Provisions annexed to TEU and TFEU;

 

(o)    

a reduction of more than 3.5 per cent. in the United Kingdom’s share of

 

the population that can constitute a blocking minority under the


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 24 January 2011            

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European Union Bill, continued

 
 

definition of a qualified majority set out in Article 16(4) of TEU and

 

Article 238(2) of TFEU.’.

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Steve Baker

 

76

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

‘(n)    

the conferring on the EU of a new competence to harmonise economic,

 

fiscal and social measures, or enlargement.’.

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Steve Baker

 

77

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

‘(o)    

a decision by the United Kingdom to enter enhanced cooperation where

 

the voting procedure has been changed from unanimity to qualified

 

majority voting.’.

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr John Redwood

 

Mr John Whittingdale

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

80

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  1,  leave out subsection (4).

 

Chris Heaton-Harris

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

18

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  3,  leave out paragraph (a).

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Steve Baker

 

74

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  5,  leave out paragraph (b).

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr John Redwood

 

Mr John Whittingdale

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

78

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  6,  at end insert ‘except where any such provision

 

substantially affects all or any of the political, economic, fiscal, social or constitutional


 
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