European Union Bill — Report (1st Day) — Clause 2 — Treaties amending or replacing TEU or TFEU — 8 Jun 2011 at 19:35
The majority of Not-Contents voted not to add the following text to Clause 2 of the European Union Bill:
after "that" insert- "(a) a referendum does not need to be held in accordance with section (Process for determining the necessity of referendums); or
This vote then leaves this text in Clause 2 as stands:
‘The exemption condition is that the Act providing for the approval of the treaty states that the treaty does not fall within section 4.’
Clause 2 sets out what will happen should any changes or replacement be made to the TEU and TFEU. A statement explaining this treaty would need to be given to Parliament, an Act of Parliament and a referendum would also be required, unless a condition is met that means a referendum is not necessary. This vote was regarding changes to the wording explaining this exception condition.
-  European Union Bill – including Clause 2
-  Treaty on European Union
-  Treaty for the Functioning of the European Union
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||134 (+2 tell)||1||60.1%|
|Lab||0||129 (+2 tell)||51.8%|