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Treaty of Lisbon: Republic of Ireland

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has made to revisit the proposed Lisbon treaty in the event of a no vote in the forthcoming referendum in the Republic of Ireland; and if he will make a statement. (207580)

The Lisbon treaty shall enter into force only after being ratified by all 27 member states in accordance with their respective constitutional requirements. In the UK, the EU (Amendment) Bill is currently being debated in the House of Lords. The UK does not speculate on the ratification processes of the Lisbon treaty in other member states.