Lisbon Treaty — Referendum on the Euro — rejected — 20 May 2008 at 17:24
The majority Not-Contents rejected an amendment to the European Union (Amendment) Bill. The amendment would have required a referendum to take place on the Euro if the government wanted to adopt the currency.
- 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
-  Lord Blackwell, House of Lords, 20 May 2008
-  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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Not-Content)||Minority (Content)||Turnout|
|Con||2||113 (+2 tell)||57.1%|
|Lab||121 (+2 tell)||1||57.1%|
|Brittan of Spennithorne||Con||no|
|Patten of Barnes||Con||no|
|Alton of Liverpool||Crossbench||aye|
|The of Erroll||Crossbench||aye|
|Neill of Bladen||Crossbench||aye|
|Brooks of Tremorfa||Lab||aye|
|Burnett||LDem (front bench)||aye|