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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Wall of New BarnetLabno
Warwick of UndercliffeLabno
Whitaker Labno
Williams of ElvelLabno
Woolmer of LeedsLabno
Young of Norwood GreenLabno
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Kirkwood of KirkhopeLDemaye
Addington LDem (front bench)no
Avebury LDem (front bench)no
Bonham-Carter of YarnburyLDem (front bench)no
Chidgey LDemno
Dholakia LDem (front bench)no
Falkner of MargravineLDem (front bench)no
Fearn LDemno
Garden LDem (front bench)no
Goodhart LDem (front bench)no
Harris of RichmondLDem (front bench)no
Jones of CheltenhamLDemno
Lee of TraffordLDemno
Lester of Herne HillLDem (front bench)no
Maddock LDemno
The of Mar and KellieLDem (front bench)no
McNally LDem (front bench)no
Miller of Chilthorne DomerLDem (front bench)no
Northover LDem (front bench)no
Phillips of SudburyLDem (front bench)no
Redesdale LDem (front bench)no
Rennard LDemno
Roberts of LlandudnoLDem (front bench)no
Russell-Johnston LDemno
Scott of Needham MarketLDem (front bench)no
Sharp of GuildfordLDem (front bench)no
Shutt of GreetlandLDem (front bench)no
Teverson LDemno
Thomas of WinchesterLDemno
Tonge LDemno
Tordoff LDemno
Wallace of SaltaireLDem (front bench)no
Williams of CrosbyLDemno
Laird UUPaye
Maginnis of DrumglassUUPaye

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