Lisbon Treaty — Parliament must approve the government's policy towards the Common Agricultural Policy — rejected — 4 Jun 2008 at 18:13

The majority Not-Contents rejected an amendment[1] to the European Union (Amendment) Bill. This would have prevented the implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the Common Fisheries Policy unless the Secretary of State committed himself to a comprehensive reform of the Common Agricultural Policy and the Common Fisheries Policy.

In speaking to the amendment Lord Taylor of Holbeach explains that:[2]

  • 'we know that Europe's common agricultural policy is too inflexible and too hidebound by national self-interest to change fast enough. It is not unreasonable to ask what the Government are doing to force the pace of change. I remind noble Lords that the Government gave up our rebate on the promised reform of the common agricultural policy.'

However, Lord Bach explained how the government was trying to push CAP reform and, therefore, felt the amendment was unnecessary[3].

The European Union (Amendment) Bill implements the Lisbon Treaty into UK law. The main aims of the Lisbon Treaty were to[4]:


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