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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 25 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].

 


 

Secretary William Hague

 

57

 

Clause  6,  page  4,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

A Minister of the Crown may not give a notification, under Article 4 of Protocol

 

(No. 21) on the position of the United Kingdom and Ireland in respect of the area

 

of freedom, security and justice annexed to TEU and TFEU, which relates to

 

participation by the United Kingdom in a European Public Prosecutor’s Office or

 

an extension of the powers of that Office unless—

 

(a)    

the notification has been approved by Act of Parliament, and

 

(b)    

the referendum condition is met.’.

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

54

 

Clause  6,  page  4,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

A Minister of the Crown may not confirm the approval by the United Kingdom

 

of a decision under the provision of Article 25 of TFEU that permits the adoption

 

of provisions to strengthen or add to the rights listed in Article 20(2) of that Treaty

 

(Rights of citizens of the European Union) unless—

 

(a)    

the decision is approved by Act of Parliament, and

 

(b)    

the referendum condition is met.’.

 

Secretary William Hague

 

58

 

Clause  6,  page  4,  line  39,  at end insert ‘and for the purposes of subsection (2A) as

 

references to a notification’.


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 25 January 2011            

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Priti Patel

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

81

 

Clause  6,  page  4,  line  42,  at end insert—

 

‘(aa)    

a decision under Article 43 of TFEU which would result in the removal

 

of the existing powers of the United Kingdom in relation to nautical

 

limits;’.

 

Chris Heaton-Harris

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Mr William Cash

 

36

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

‘(ba)    

a decision under the provision of Article 81(3) of TFEU (family law) that

 

permits the application of the ordinary legislative procedure in place of a

 

special legislative procedure;’.

 

Chris Heaton-Harris

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Mr William Cash

 

37

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

‘(bb)    

a decision under the provision of Article 82(2)(d) of TFEU (minimum

 

rules on criminal procedure) that permits the identification of further

 

specific aspects of criminal procedure to which directives adopted under

 

the ordinary legislative procedure may relate;’.

 

Chris Heaton-Harris

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Mr William Cash

 

38

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

‘(bc)    

a decision under the provision of Article 83(1) of TFEU that permits the

 

identification of further areas of crime to which directives adopted under

 

the ordinary legislative procedure may relate;’.

 

Mr Douglas Alexander

 

Mr Wayne David

 

Emma Reynolds

 

100

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  27,  after ‘(enhanced co-operation)’, insert ‘except in the field

 

of EU patents’.

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

Mr Douglas Carwell

 

Mr William Cash

 

Ms Gisela Stuart

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

13

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

‘(ja)    

a decision which results in the participation of the United Kingdom in

 

any enhanced co-operation procedure.’.


 
 

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Mr William Cash

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Mr Nigel Dodds

 

8

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  35,  at end insert—

 

‘(l)    

a decision to extend the use of the European Financial Stability

 

Mechanism to member states other than the Republic of Ireland.’.

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr John Redwood

 

Mr John Whittingdale

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

79

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  35,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

In subsection (1) “decision” includes a further implementation of the decision

 

under Article 122 of TFEU to extend the use of the European Financial Stability

 

Mechanism to any member state other than the Republic of Ireland.’.

 


 

Secretary William Hague

 

60

 

Schedule  1,  page  13,  leave out lines 15 to 22 and insert—

 

            

‘Chapter 2 of Title V (specific provisions on the common foreign and security

 

policy).’.

 

Chris Heaton-Harris

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

19

 

Schedule  1,  page  13,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

‘Article 31(3) (decisions stipulating that the Council shall act by a qualified majority in

 

cases within the common foreign and security policy).’.

 

Chris Heaton-Harris

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

40

 

Schedule  1,  page  14,  line  9,  at end insert—

 


 

‘Article 81(3) (family law).’.

 

Chris Heaton-Harris

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

20

 

Schedule  1,  page  14,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

‘Article 207(4) (certain EU trade agreements).’.

 



 
 

Committee of the whole House: 25 January 2011            

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Claire Perry

 

73

 

Clause  11,  page  9,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

if the referendum is also held in Guernsey, Jersey, the Isle of Man or

 

British Overseas Territories, the Commonwealth citizens who, on the

 

date of the referendum, would be entitled to vote in elections for the

 

legislatures in those places.’.

 


 

Mr David Nuttall

 

55

 

Clause  7,  page  5,  leave out lines 44 to 46.

 

Chris Heaton-Harris

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

24

 

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

‘(e)    

a decision under Article 218(8) of TFEU for the accession of the

 

European Union to the European Convention for the Protection of

 

Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in accordance with Article

 

6(2) of TEU.’.

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Mr Brian Binley

 

45

 

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

‘(da)    

a decision implemented through the solidarity clause under Article 222

 

that obliges the United Kingdom to provide assistance to another

 

Member State which is the object of a terrorist attack or the victim of a

 

natural or man-made disaster.’.

 


 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Nigel Dodds

 

Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson

 

53

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  41,  leave out ‘(3) to (5)’ and insert ‘(3) and (4)’.

 

Chris Heaton-Harris

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

26

 

Clause  8,  page  7,  line  7,  leave out subsections (5) to (7) and add—

 

‘(5)    

This subsection is complied with if—


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 25 January 2011            

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(a)    

in each House of Parliament a Minister of the Crown moves a motion that

 

the House approves Her Majesty’s Government’s intention to support a

 

specified draft decision and is of the opinion that the decision relates only

 

to one or more of the following purposes—

 

(i)    

to make provision equivalent to that made by a measure

 

previously adopted under Article 352 of TFEU, where that

 

previous measure was adopted following the commencement of

 

section 8 of the European Union Act 2011 and the draft decision

 

relating to that measure was approved by Act of Parliament;

 

(ii)    

to repeal existing measures adopted under Article 352 of TFEU;

 

(iii)    

to consolidate existing measures adopted under Article 352 of

 

TFEU without any change of substance, where those existing

 

measures were adopted following the commencement of section

 

8 of the European Union Act 2011 and the draft decisions

 

relating to those measures were approved by Act of Parliament;

 

and

 

(b)    

each House agrees to the motion without amendment.’.

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Mr Brian Binley

 

43

 

Clause  8,  page  7,  line  7,  leave out subsections (5) to (7).

 


 

Mr James Clappison

 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

Mr Douglas Carwell

 

Mr William Cash

 

Ms Gisela Stuart

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

14

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  33,  leave out from first ‘of’ to end of line 44 and insert ‘any

 

existing or proposed measure under Title V of Part 3 of TFEU.’.

 

Chris Heaton-Harris

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

27

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  33,  leave out from ‘measure’ to end of line 44 and insert

 

‘presented to the Council pursuant to Title V of Part 3 of TFEU, apart from a notification

 

in relation to a measure that, at the time of the notification, would if adopted extend the

 

powers of Eurojust to include the initiation of criminal investigations.’.

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

99

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  leave out lines 34 to 36.


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 25 January 2011            

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Mr William Cash

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

98

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  leave out lines 37 to 44.

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Mr Nigel Dodds

 

47

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  44,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

the provision of Article 83(2) of TFEU (harmonisation of criminal

 

offences and sanctions) that permits the establishment by directive of

 

minimum rules with regard to the definition of criminal offences and

 

sanctions in an area subject to harmonisation measures by the same

 

ordinary or special legislative procedure as was followed for the adoption

 

of the harmonisation measures in question.’.

 

Chris Heaton-Harris

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

28

 

Clause  9,  page  8,  line  1,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

Subject to subsection (3B), a Minister of the Crown may not vote in favour of or

 

otherwise support a decision under Article 4 of the Schengen Protocol that would

 

cause the United Kingdom to participate in further provisions of the Schengen

 

acquis, unless a Minister of the Crown has given an oral statement to the Chamber

 

of the House of Commons on Her Majesty’s Government’s intention to support

 

the draft decision.

 

(3B)    

Subsection (3A) does not apply to a decision that falls under section 6(4)(k).

 

(3C)    

In subsection (3A), “the Schengen Protocol” has the same meaning as that given

 

in section 6(5).’.

 

Chris Heaton-Harris

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

29

 

Clause  9,  page  8,  line  1,  at end insert—

 

‘(3D)    

A Minister of the Crown may not permit the United Kingdom’s participation in

 

the final adoption of a measure building upon the Schengen acquis unless a

 

Minister of the Crown has given an oral statement to the Chamber of the House

 

of Commons on Her Majesty’s Government’s intention that the United Kingdom

 

will participate in final adoption of the measure.’.

 

Chris Heaton-Harris

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

30

 

Clause  9,  page  8,  line  3,  leave out from ‘under’ to end of line 5 and insert ‘any of

 

the following unless the draft decision has been approved by Act of Parliament—

 

(a)    

the provision of Article 77(3) of TFEU that permits the adoption of

 

provisions concerning passports, identity cards, residence permits or any

 

other such document;


 
 

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(b)    

the provision of Article 81(3) of TFEU that permits the adoption of

 

measures concerning family law with cross-border implications through

 

a special legislative procedure;

 

(c)    

the provision of Article 87(3) of TFEU that permits the adoption of

 

measures concerning operational co-operation between the authorities

 

referred to in Article 87 of TFEU;

 

(d)    

the provision of Article 89 of TFEU on the operation of certain

 

competent authorities of a member State in the territory of another

 

member State.’.

 

Chris Heaton-Harris

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

31

 

Clause  9,  page  8,  line  7,  leave out from ‘measure’ to end of line 16 and insert

 

‘unless the notification in respect of the measure has been approved by Act of Parliament;

 

but this provision shall not apply to a notification in relation to—

 

(a)    

a measure extending the powers of Eurojust to include the initiation of

 

criminal investigations;

 

(b)    

a measure adopted under Article 81(3) of TFEU (family law) that

 

determines those aspects of family law with cross-border implications

 

that may be subject to the ordinary legislative procedure;

 

(c)    

a measure adopted under Article 82(2)(d) of TFEU (minimum rules on

 

criminal procedure) that identifies a further specific aspect or aspects of

 

criminal procedure to which directives adopted under the ordinary

 

legislative procedure may relate;

 

(d)    

a measure adopted under Article 83(1) of TFEU (particularly serious

 

crime with a cross-border dimension) that identifies a further area or

 

areas of crime to which directives adopted under the ordinary legislative

 

procedure may relate.’.

 

Chris Heaton-Harris

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

32

 

Clause  9,  page  8,  line  16,  at end add—

 

‘(7)    

A Minister of the Crown shall give a notification by 1 June 2014, under Article

 

10(4) of Protocol (No. 36) on Transitional Provisions annexed to TEU and TFEU,

 

that the United Kingdom does not accept, with respect to acts of the EU in the

 

field of police co-operation and judicial co-operation in criminal matters to which

 

Article 10(4) of that Protocol applies, the powers of the EU institutions referred

 

to in Article 10(1) of that Protocol as set out in the EU Treaties, unless a Minister

 

of the Crown has given an oral statement to the Chamber of the House of

 

Commons on Her Majesty’s Government’s intention that the United Kingdom

 

will accept the powers of those EU institutions as set out in the EU Treaties in

 

respect of the aforementioned acts of the EU.

 

(8)    

An oral statement referred to in subsection (7) shall not prevent a Minister of the

 

Crown giving a notification under Article 10(4) of Protocol (No. 36) on

 

Transitional Provisions annexed to TEU and TFEU that the United Kingdom does

 

not accept, with respect to acts of the EU in the field of police co-operation and

 

judicial co-operation in criminal matters to which Article 10(4) of that Protocol

 

applies, the powers of the EU institutions referred to in Article 10(1) of that

 

Protocol as set out in the EU Treaties.’.


 
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