Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Union from regulating the conservation of marine biological resources — rejected — 26 Feb 2008 at 23:00
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (Aye).
The majority No voters rejected an amendment to the European Union (Amendment) Bill. If passed the amendment would have excluded the European Union (EU) from regulating the conservation of marine biological resources.
The Treaty of Lisbon asserts that the European Union shall have "exclusive competence" in the areas of:
- customs union;
- the establishing of the competition rules necessary for the functioning of the internal market;
- monetary policy for the Member States whose currency is the euro;
- the conservation of marine biological resources under the common fisheries policy;
- common commercial policy.
This claim will become part of UK law by virtue of the passage of the European Union Amendment Bill which will include it it into the list of treaties included in the European Communities Act 1972.
- Streamline EU institutions
- Establish a permanent President of the European Council (as of 16 March 2010 held by Herman Van Rompuy)
- Establish the post of High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (as of 16 March 2010 held by Catherine Ashton)
- Give new powers to the EU over justice and home affairs
- Remove the national veto in some areas such as energy security and emergency aid
-  Angus Robertson MP, House of Commons, 26 February 2008
-  Lisbon Treaty, Page 53, new Article 2B
-  European Union Amendment Bill, Clause 2
-  BBC News Q&A: The Lisbon Treaty, 5 February 2010
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 are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||150 (+1 tell)||0||78.2%|
|Lab||285 (+2 tell)||11||0||84.7%|
|PC||0||2 (+1 tell)||0||100.0%|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||aye|
|Ian Davidson||Glasgow South West||Lab||aye|
|Gwyneth Dunwoody||Crewe and Nantwich||Lab||aye|
|Kelvin Hopkins||Luton North||Lab||aye|
|Austin Mitchell||Great Grimsby||Lab||aye|
|Alan Simpson||Nottingham South||Lab||aye|
|David Taylor||North West Leicestershire||Lab||aye|