Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — Disapplication of European Communities Act 1972 — rejected — 10 Jul 2006 at 17:22

The majority Not-Contents rejected a new clause[1] to the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill. If passed the new clause would have meant any law passed in the UK relating to the European Union (EU) could not be overridden by EU law. However, it was defeated.

Parliament passed the European Communities Act in 1972 which made Britain a member of the European Economic Community (now the EU). Under this Act laws made by European Treaties have legal effect in UK law[2]. Consequently, the proposed clause aimed to ensure laws made in the UK about the EU could be enacted in spite of the European Communities Act.

The main aims of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill were to allow ministers to amend primary legislation without debate in parliament and reduce the amount of legislation required to implement EU directives[3]. The Conservatives who introduced this clause thought the Bill would be a good opportunity to reduce the influence of EU law on UK law. A similar clause was also introduced into the House of Commons by Bill Cash MP but also defeated[4].

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The Bishop of NewcastleBishopno
Baroness Anelay of St JohnsCon (front bench)aye
Viscount Astor Con (front bench)aye
Lord Astor of HeverCon (front bench)aye
Earl Attlee Conaye
Lord Biffen Conaye
Lord Blackwell Con (front bench)aye
Lord Blaker Conaye
Lord Brooke of Sutton MandevilleCon (front bench)aye
Lord Brougham and Vaux Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Byford Con (front bench)aye
Lord Campbell of AllowayCon (front bench)aye
Baroness Carnegy of LourConaye
Lord Chadlington Con (front bench)aye
Lord Colwyn Con (front bench)aye
Lord Cope of BerkeleyCon (front bench)tellaye
The Earl of CourtownConaye
Lord Crickhowell Conaye
Baroness Cumberlege Conaye
Lord de Mauley Con (front bench)aye
Lord Denham Con (front bench)aye
Lord Dixon-Smith Con (front bench)aye
Viscount Eccles Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Eccles of MoultonCon (front bench)aye
Lord Eden of WintonConaye
Lord Elliott of MorpethConaye
Lord Elton Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Flather Conaye
Baroness Fookes Con (front bench)aye
Lord Freeman Con (front bench)aye
Lord Glenarthur Conaye
Lord Goodlad Conaye
Lord Hamilton of EpsomConaye
Baroness Hanham Con (front bench)aye
Lord Hanningfield Con (front bench)aye
Lord Hayhoe Conaye
Lord Henley Con (front bench)aye
Lord Higgins Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Hooper Conaye
Lord Howard of RisingCon (front bench)aye
Earl Howe Con (front bench)aye
Lord Howell of GuildfordCon (front bench)aye
Lord Inglewood Con (front bench)aye
Lord Jenkin of RodingConaye
Lord Kalms Con (front bench)aye
Lord King of BridgwaterCon (front bench)aye
Lord Laing of DunphailConaye
Lord Lane of HorsellConaye
The Earl of LiverpoolConaye
Lord Lucas Con (front bench)aye
Lord Luke Con (front bench)aye
Lord MacGregor of Pulham MarketConaye
Lord Mawhinney Conaye
Lord Mayhew of TwysdenConaye
Baroness Miller of HendonCon (front bench)aye
The Duke of MontroseCon (front bench)aye
Baroness Morris of BoltonCon (front bench)aye
Lord Naseby Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Noakes Con (front bench)aye
The Earl of NortheskConaye
Lord Norton of LouthCon (front bench)aye
Baroness O'Cathain Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes Conaye
Baroness Perry of SouthwarkCon (front bench)aye
Baroness Platt of WrittleCon (front bench)aye
Baroness Rawlings Con (front bench)aye
Lord Renton Conaye
Lord Roberts of ConwyCon (front bench)aye
Lord Sanderson of BowdenConaye
Baroness Seccombe Con (front bench)tellaye
Lord Selsdon Conaye
Baroness Sharples Conaye
Lord Shaw of NorthsteadCon (front bench)aye
Lord Skelmersdale Con (front bench)aye
Lord Soulsby of Swaffham PriorConaye
Lord Steinberg Conaye
Lord Strathclyde Con (front bench)aye
Lord Swinfen Con (front bench)aye
Lord Tebbit Conaye
Baroness Thatcher Conaye
Lord Trefgarne Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Trumpington Con (front bench)aye
Lord Tugendhat Conaye
Viscount Ullswater Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Verma Conaye
Lord Waddington Conaye
Lord Wakeham Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Wilcox Con (front bench)aye
Lord Willoughby de Broke Conaye
Lord Windlesham Conaye
Lord Ballyedmond Crossbenchaye
Viscount Craigavon Crossbenchaye
The Earl of ErrollCrossbenchaye
Lord Monson Crossbenchaye
Viscount Montgomery of AlameinCrossbenchaye
Lord Moran Crossbenchaye
Lord Palmer Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lady Saltoun of AbernethyCrossbench (front bench)aye
Viscount Slim Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Trimble Crossbenchaye
Lord Weatherill Crossbenchaye
Viscount Bledisloe Crossbenchno
Baroness Boothroyd Crossbenchno
Lord Boyd of DuncansbyCrossbenchno
Lord Cobbold Crossbench (front bench)no
Viscount Colville of CulrossCrossbench (front bench)no
Baroness D'Souza Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Dahrendorf Crossbenchno
Baroness Darcy de Knayth Crossbenchno
Baroness Greengross Crossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Howarth of BrecklandCrossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Howe of IdlicoteCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Joffe Crossbenchno
The Earl of ListowelCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord McCluskey Crossbenchno
Lord Sutherland of HoundwoodCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Walpole Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Williamson of HortonCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Morrow DUPaye
Lord Beaumont of WhitleyGreenaye
Lord Stoddart of SwindonIndependent Labouraye
Lord Acton Labno
Baroness Adams of CraigieleaLabno
Lord Adonis Lab (minister)no
Lord Ahmed Labno
Lord Alli Labno
Baroness Amos Lab (minister)no
Lord Anderson of SwanseaLabno
Baroness Andrews Lab (minister)no
Lord Archer of SandwellLabno
Baroness Ashton of UphollandLab (minister)no
Lord Bach Lab (minister)no
Lord Barnett Lab (minister)no
Lord Bassam of BrightonLab (minister)no
Lord Berkeley Labno
Lord Bernstein of CraigweilLabno
Baroness Billingham Labno
Baroness Blood Labno
Lord Borrie Lab (minister)no
Lord Brett Labno
Lord Brooke of AlverthorpeLab (minister)no
Lord Brookman Labno
Lord Burlison Labno
Lord Campbell-Savours Labno
Lord Christopher Lab (minister)no
Lord Clarke of HampsteadLabno
Lord Clark of WindermereLabno
Lord Clinton-Davis Lab (minister)no
Baroness Cohen of PimlicoLab (minister)no
Baroness Corston Labno
Baroness Crawley Lab (minister)no
Lord Cunningham of FellingLab (minister)no
Baroness David Labno
Lord Davidson of Glen ClovaLab (minister)no
Lord Davies of CoityLab (minister)no
Lord Davies of OldhamLab (minister)tellno
Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-FyldeLabno
Lord Desai Labno
Lord Drayson Lab (minister)no
Lord Dubs Lab (minister)no
Lord Elder Labno
Lord Evans of ParksideLabno
Lord Evans of Temple GuitingLab (minister)no
Lord Falconer of ThorotonLab (minister)no
Baroness Farrington of RibbletonLab (minister)no
Lord Faulkner of WorcesterLabno
Lord Filkin Lab (minister)no
Lord Foster of Bishop AucklandLabno
Lord Foulkes of CumnockLabno
Lord Fyfe of FairfieldLabno
Baroness Gale Lab (minister)no
Baroness Gibson of Market RasenLab (minister)no
Lord Giddens Labno
Lord Gilbert Labno
Baroness Golding Labno
Lord Gordon of StrathblaneLabno
Lord Gould of BrookwoodLab (minister)no
Lord Grantchester Lab (minister)no
Lord Grocott Lab (minister)tellno
Lord Harris of HaringeyLabno
Lord Harrison Lab (minister)no
Lord Hart of ChiltonLabno
Lord Haskel Lab (minister)no
Lord Haworth Labno
Baroness Henig Lab (minister)no
Baroness Hilton of EggardonLab (minister)no
Lord Hogg of CumbernauldLabno
Baroness Hollis of HeighamLabno
Lord Howarth of NewportLabno
Baroness Howells of St DavidsLabno
Lord Howie of TroonLab (minister)no
Lord Hoyle Labno
Lord Hughes of WoodsideLabno
Lord Hunt of Kings HeathLab (minister)no
Lord Irvine of LairgLabno
Lord Jones Lab (minister)no
Lord Jordan Lab (minister)no
Lord Judd Lab (minister)no
Baroness Kingsmill Labno
Lord King of West BromwichLabno
Lord Kirkhill Labno
Lord Lea of CrondallLab (minister)no
Lord Leitch Labno
Lord Lipsey Labno
Baroness Lockwood Labno
Lord Lofthouse of PontefractLabno
Lord Macdonald of TradestonLab (minister)no
Lord MacKenzie of CulkeinLabno
Lord Mackenzie of FramwellgateLabno
Baroness Mallalieu Lab (minister)no
Lord Mason of BarnsleyLabno
Baroness Massey of DarwenLab (minister)no
Lord Maxton Lab (minister)no
Baroness McDonagh Labno
Baroness McIntosh of HudnallLab (minister)no
Lord McKenzie of LutonLab (minister)no
Lord Moonie Labno
Lord Morgan Labno
Baroness Morgan of DrefelinLab (minister)no
Baroness Morgan of HuytonLab (minister)no
Lord Morris of AberavonLabno
Lord Morris of ManchesterLabno
Lord Parekh Labno
Lord Patel of BlackburnLabno
Lord Pendry Labno
Baroness Pitkeathley Lab (minister)no
Lord Plant of HighfieldLab (minister)no
Baroness Prosser Lab (minister)no
Lord Prys-Davies Labno
Baroness Quin Labno
Baroness Ramsay of CartvaleLab (minister)no
Lord Randall of St BudeauxLabno
Lord Rea Labno
Lord Richard Labno
Lord Rooker Lab (minister)no
Lord Rosser Lab (minister)no
Lord Rowlands Lab (minister)no
Lord Sawyer Labno
Baroness Scotland of AsthalLab (minister)no
Lord Sewel Lab (minister)no
Lord Sheldon Lab (minister)no
Viscount Simon Lab (minister)no
Lord Soley Labno
Lord Stone of BlackheathLabno
Lord Strabolgi Labno
Baroness Symons of Vernham DeanLab (minister)no
Lord Taylor of BlackburnLabno
Baroness Taylor of BoltonLabno
Lord Temple-Morris Lab (minister)no
Lord Thomas of MacclesfieldLabno
Baroness Thornton Labno
Lord Tomlinson Lab (minister)no
Lord Triesman Lab (minister)no
Lord Tunnicliffe Lab (minister)no
Lord Turnberg Labno
Baroness Turner of CamdenLabno
Baroness Uddin Labno
Baroness Wall of New BarnetLabno
Baroness Warwick of UndercliffeLabno
Baroness Whitaker Labno
Lord Williams of ElvelLab (minister)no
Lord Woolmer of LeedsLab (minister)no
Lord Young of Norwood GreenLabno
Lord Clement-Jones LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Kirkwood of KirkhopeLDemaye
Lord Addington LDem (front bench)no
Lord Avebury LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Bonham-Carter of YarnburyLDem (front bench)no
Lord Chidgey LDemno
Lord Dholakia LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Falkner of MargravineLDem (front bench)no
Lord Fearn LDem (front bench)no
Lord Garden LDem (front bench)no
Lord Goodhart LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Harris of RichmondLDem (front bench)no
Lord Jones of CheltenhamLDem (front bench)no
Lord Lee of TraffordLDemno
Lord Lester of Herne HillLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Maddock LDem (front bench)no
The Earl of Mar and KellieLDem (front bench)no
Lord McNally LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Northover LDem (front bench)no
Lord Phillips of SudburyLDem (front bench)no
Lord Redesdale LDem (front bench)no
Lord Rennard LDemno
Lord Roberts of LlandudnoLDem (front bench)no
Lord Russell-Johnston LDemno
Baroness Scott of Needham MarketLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Sharp of GuildfordLDem (front bench)no
Lord Shutt of GreetlandLDem (front bench)no
Lord Teverson LDemno
Baroness Thomas of WinchesterLDemno
Baroness Tonge LDemno
Lord Tordoff LDem (front bench)no
Lord Wallace of SaltaireLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Williams of CrosbyLDemno
Lord Laird UUPaye
Lord Maginnis of DrumglassUUPaye

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