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European Constitution

Volume 455: debated on Friday 26 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether there are proposals that she would adopt from the treaty establishing a constitution for Europe without a referendum. (111558)

The Government's decision to recommend holding a referendum on the draft treaty establishing a constitution for Europe was set out in the statement by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister to the House on 20 April 2004, Official Report, columns 155-157).

The Government make no presumption, at this stage, regarding the outcome of forthcoming discussions on the future of the constitutional treaty.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which parts of the draft treaty establishing a constitution for Europe require a consent by voters in a referendum before adoption. (111559)

I refer the right hon. Member to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Altrincham and Sale, West (Mr. Brady) on 14 December 2006, Official Report, column 1294W.