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SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 
 

Tuesday 11 January 2011

 

Committee of the whole House

 

Proceedings

 

European Union Bill


 

[first day]


 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Mr Brian Binley

 

Mr Nigel Dodds

 

Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson

 

Not selected  9

 

Clause  18,  page  11,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

‘(1)    

The sovereignty of the United Kingdom Parliament is hereby reaffirmed.’.

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Mr Brian Binley

 

Mr Nigel Dodds

 

Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson

 

Negatived on division  41

 

Clause  18,  page  11,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

‘(1)    

The sovereignty of the United Kingdom Parliament in relation to EU law is

 

hereby reaffirmed.’.

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Mr Brian Binley

 

Mr Nigel Dodds

 

Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson

 

Not called  10

 

Clause  18,  page  11,  line  30,  at end insert ‘and not by virtue of a common law

 

principle.’.


 
 

Committee of the whole House Proceedings: 11 January 2011    

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European Union Bill, continued

 
 

Ed Miliband

 

Yvette Cooper

 

Mr Wayne David

 

Chuka Umunna

 

Negatived on division  52

 

Clause  18,  page  11,  line  30,  at end add—

 

‘(2)    

The Secretary of State shall prepare an annual report on the extent to which in the

 

previous 12 months the provisions of subsection (1) have been challenged or

 

questioned in the courts, including the European Court of Justice, identifying any

 

challenge to the declaration contained in that subsection that the status of EU law

 

is dependent on the continuing statutory basis provided by the European

 

Communities Act 1972.

 

(3)    

The report made under subsection (2) shall be laid before Parliament for its

 

approval.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

new clauses relating to clause 18

 

Parliamentary sovereignty

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Mr Brian Binley

 

Mr Nigel Dodds

 

Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson

 

Not called  NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Section 3(1) of the European Communities Act 1972 shall not extend to the

 

construction or interpretation by the courts of the United Kingdom as to the nature

 

or legal effect of parliamentary sovereignty and section 3 shall be amended

 

accordingly.’.

 



 
 

Committee of the whole House Proceedings: 11 January 2011    

349

 

European Union Bill, continued

 
 

Saving for existing law

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Richard Shepherd

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Bernard Jenkin

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Mr Brian Binley

 

Mr Nigel Dodds

 

Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson

 

Not called  NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Nothing in Part 3 adversely affects or shall be construed as affecting the existing

 

constitutional law of the sovereignty of Parliament in relation to EU law.’.

 

Progress reported.


 
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