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Elections: European Parliament

Volume 712: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of the results of the recent European Parliament elections in the United Kingdom, they will ask Parliament to repeal the European Union (Amendment) Act 2008 and introduce a bill to hold a referendum on the Lisbon treaty. [HL4318]

The UK decides on the British national interest through our Parliament, as has been the case with every previous EU amending treaty.

We continue to believe that the Lisbon treaty is a good deal for the UK and for Europe. Parliament approved the legislation to implement the treaty after 25 days of detailed debate. Each House voted in favour at every stage of those debates.