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

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe voted with the majority (Not-Content).

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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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Not-Content)Minority (Content)Turnout
Bishop1 04.0%
Con0 87 (+2 tell)41.8%
DUP0 150.0%
Green0 1100.0%
Ind Lab0 1100.0%
Lab140 (+2 tell) 065.7%
LDem32 243.0%
UUP0 266.7%
Crossbench17 1115.5%
Total:190 10541.5%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible lord who could have voted in this division

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NamePartyVote
Lord Clement-Jones LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Kirkwood of KirkhopeLDemaye

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