European Union Bill — Minister Empowered to Determine Referendum on Increased EU Powers and Competences Not Required — 13 Jul 2011 at 18:44

The majority of members of the House of Lords voted against allowing a Minister to decide a decision to increase the powers and competencies of the EU is not of major economic and constitutional significance and so does not warrant a referendum. This applies only to decisions made under the principle treaties of the European Union and not to amendments to the treaties themselves.

Members of the House of Lords were considering the European Union Bill[1]. The motion rejected in this vote was:

  • Motion B1
  • As an amendment to Motion B, at end insert "but do propose Amendment 13B in lieu"
  • 13B: Clause 6, page 5, line 49, at end insert-
  • ( ) Where this section requires that the referendum condition is met before a decision is approved, the referendum condition will only be mandatory where a Minister of the Crown lays before Parliament a statement indicating that in the Minister's opinion the issue in question is of major economic and constitutional significance."

Motion B[2] which was being amended, stated:

  • That this House do not insist on its Amendments 6 to 13 to which the Commons have disagreed for their Reason 13A

Reason 13A was given as:

  • Because the decisions concerned would involve an increase in the competences or powers of the European Union in relation to the United Kingdom and should therefore require approval by referendum as well as by Act.

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The Bishop of ChesterBishopno
Lord Brittan of SpennithorneConaye
Lord Deben Conaye
Lord Garel-Jones Conaye
Lord Ahmad of WimbledonConno
Baroness Anelay of St JohnsCon (front bench)tellno
Viscount Astor Conno
Lord Astor of HeverCon (front bench)no
Earl Attlee Con (front bench)no
Lord Baker of DorkingCon (front bench)no
Lord Bell Conno
Baroness Berridge Con (front bench)no
Lord Black of BrentwoodCon (front bench)no
Lord Blackwell Con (front bench)no
Lord Blencathra Con (front bench)no
Lord Boswell of AynhoConno
Viscount Bridgeman Con (front bench)no
Lord Brooke of Sutton MandevilleCon (front bench)no
Lord Brougham and Vaux Con (front bench)no
Baroness Browning Con (front bench)no
Baroness Buscombe Conno
Baroness Byford Con (front bench)no
The Earl of CaithnessCon (front bench)no
Lord Carrington Conno
Earl Cathcart Conno
Lord Chadlington Conno
Lord Colwyn Con (front bench)no
Lord Cope of BerkeleyCon (front bench)no
Lord Cormack Conno
The Earl of CourtownConno
Lord Crickhowell Con (front bench)no
Baroness Cumberlege Conno
Lord de Mauley Con (front bench)no
Lord Denham Conno
Lord Dixon-Smith Conno
Lord Dobbs Conno
The Earl of DundeeCon (front bench)no
Baroness Eaton Conno
Viscount Eccles Conno
Baroness Eccles of MoultonCon (front bench)no
Lord Eden of WintonConno
Lord Elton Con (front bench)no
Lord Faulks Conno
Lord Feldman Con (front bench)no
Lord Feldman of ElstreeCon (front bench)no
Lord Fellowes of West StaffordConno
Lord Fink Conno
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Baroness Fookes Con (front bench)no
Lord Forsyth of DrumleanCon (front bench)no
Lord Fowler Con (front bench)no
Lord Framlingham Conno
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Lord Freud Con (front bench)no
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Lord Glenarthur Con (front bench)no
Lord Glendonbrook Conno
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Lord Gold Conno
Lord Goodlad Con (front bench)no
Viscount Goschen Conno
Lord Grade of YarmouthCon (front bench)no
Lord Green of HurstpierpointCon (front bench)no
Lord Griffiths of FforestfachConno
Baroness Hanham Con (front bench)no
Lord Harris of PeckhamConno
Lord Henley Con (front bench)no
Baroness Heyhoe Flint Conno
Lord Higgins Conno
Lord Hill of OarefordCon (front bench)no
Lord Hodgson of Astley AbbottsCon (front bench)no
The Earl of HomeConno
Lord Howard of RisingConno
Earl Howe Con (front bench)no
Lord Howell of GuildfordCon (front bench)no
Lord Hunt of WirralCon (front bench)no
Lord James of BlackheathCon (front bench)no
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Lord Jenkin of RodingCon (front bench)no
Lord King of BridgwaterConno
Lord Kirkham Conno
Baroness Knight of CollingtreeConno
Lord Lamont of LerwickCon (front bench)no
Lord Lang of MonktonConno
Lord Lawson of BlabyCon (front bench)no
Lord Leach of FairfordConno
Lord Lexden Conno
The Earl of LindsayConno
Lord Lingfield Conno
The Marquess of LothianCon (front bench)no
Lord Lucas Con (front bench)no
Lord Luke Con (front bench)no
Lord Lyell Conno
Lord MacGregor of Pulham MarketCon (front bench)no
Lord Mackay of ClashfernCon (front bench)no
Lord Magan of CastletownConno
Lord Mancroft Con (front bench)no
Lord Marland Con (front bench)no
Lord Marlesford Con (front bench)no
Lord Mayhew of TwysdenCon (front bench)no
Lord McColl of DulwichCon (front bench)no
The Duke of MontroseConno
Baroness Morris of BoltonCon (front bench)no
Lord Moynihan Conno
Lord Naseby Con (front bench)no
Lord Newton of BraintreeConno
Baroness Noakes Con (front bench)no
Lord Norton of LouthCon (front bench)no
Baroness O'Cathain Con (front bench)no
Lord Patten Conno
Baroness Perry of SouthwarkCon (front bench)no
Lord Plumb Con (front bench)no
Baroness Rawlings Con (front bench)no
Lord Reay Conno
Lord Ribeiro Conno
Lord Risby Conno
Lord Rotherwick Conno
Lord Ryder of WensumCon (front bench)no
Lord Sanderson of BowdenConno
Lord Sassoon Con (front bench)no
Baroness Seccombe Conno
Lord Selkirk of DouglasCon (front bench)no
Lord Selsdon Con (front bench)no
Baroness Sharples Conno
Lord Shaw of NorthsteadCon (front bench)no
Lord Sheikh Conno
Baroness Shephard of NorthwoldCon (front bench)no
The Earl of ShrewsburyCon (front bench)no
Lord Spicer Conno
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Lord Stewartby Conno
Baroness Stowell of BeestonCon (front bench)no
Lord Strathclyde Con (front bench)no
Lord Swinfen Con (front bench)no
Lord Taylor of HolbeachConno
Lord Tebbit Conno
Lord Trefgarne Con (front bench)no
Lord Trimble Con (front bench)no
Lord True Conno
Baroness Trumpington Conno
Viscount Ullswater Con (front bench)no
Baroness Verma Con (front bench)no
Lord Waddington Con (front bench)no
Lord Wade of ChorltonCon (front bench)no
Lord Wakeham Con (front bench)no
Lord Waldegrave of North HillCon (front bench)no
Baroness Warsi Con (front bench)no
Lord Wasserman Conno
Lord Wei Conno
Baroness Wheatcroft Conno
Baroness Wilcox Con (front bench)no
Lord Wolfson of Aspley GuiseConno
Lord Wolfson of SunningdaleConno
Viscount Younger of LeckieConno
Lord Young of GraffhamConno
Lord Armstrong of IlminsterCrossbenchaye
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Lord Burns Crossbenchaye
Lord Butler of BrockwellCrossbench (front bench)aye
The Earl of ClancartyCrossbenchaye
Lord Condon Crossbenchaye
Lord Craig of RadleyCrossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness D'Souza Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Fellowes Crossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Finlay of LlandaffCrossbenchaye
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Lord Luce Crossbenchaye
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Lord Stirrup Crossbenchaye
Lord Sutherland of HoundwoodCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Walpole Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Walton of DetchantCrossbenchaye
Baroness Warnock Crossbenchaye
Lord Williamson of HortonCrossbenchaye
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Lord Aberdare Crossbenchno
Lord Bew Crossbench (front bench)no
Viscount Craigavon Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Dear Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Greenway Crossbenchno
Lord Kakkar Crossbenchno
Lord Kilclooney Crossbenchno
Baroness Masham of IltonCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Neill of BladenCrossbenchno
Lord Patel Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Powell of BayswaterCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Ramsbotham Crossbenchno
Lord Rana Crossbenchno
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Lord Scott of FoscoteCrossbench (front bench)no
Viscount Slim Crossbenchno
Lord Thomas of SwynnertonCrossbenchno
Lord Bannside DUPno
Baroness Paisley of St George'sDUPno
Lord Stoddart of SwindonIndependent Labourno
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Lord Adonis Labaye
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Lord Bach Lab (minister)aye
Lord Bassam of BrightonLab (minister)tellaye
Lord Beecham Lab (minister)aye
Lord Berkeley Labaye
Lord Bhattacharyya Labaye
Lord Bilston Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Blackstone Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Blood Labaye
Lord Borrie Labaye
Lord Boyd of DuncansbyLab (minister)aye
Lord Brennan Labaye
Lord Brooke of AlverthorpeLab (minister)aye
Lord Brookman Labaye
Lord Brooks of TremorfaLabaye
Lord Browne of LadytonLabaye
Lord Campbell-Savours Lab (minister)aye
Lord Carter of ColesLab (minister)aye
Lord Christopher Lab (minister)aye
Lord Clarke of HampsteadLabaye
Lord Clinton-Davis Lab (minister)aye
Lord Collins of HighburyLabaye
Lord Corbett of Castle ValeLabaye
Baroness Crawley Lab (minister)aye
Lord Cunningham of FellingLab (minister)aye
Lord Davies of CoityLab (minister)aye
Lord Davies of OldhamLab (minister)aye
Lord Davies of StamfordLabaye
Lord Desai Labaye
Lord Dixon Labaye
Lord Donoughue Labaye
Lord Drayson Labaye
Lord Dubs Lab (minister)aye
Lord Elder Lab (minister)aye
Lord Evans of ParksideLabaye
Baroness Falkender Labaye
Baroness Farrington of RibbletonLabaye
Lord Faulkner of WorcesterLab (minister)aye
Lord Filkin Labaye
Baroness Ford Labaye
Lord Foster of Bishop AucklandLabaye
Lord Foulkes of CumnockLab (minister)aye
Baroness Gale Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Gibson of Market RasenLab (minister)aye
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Lord Glasman Labaye
Baroness Golding Labaye
Lord Gordon of StrathblaneLab (minister)aye
Baroness Gould of PotternewtonLab (minister)aye
Lord Grantchester Lab (minister)aye
Lord Griffiths of Burry PortLab (minister)aye
Viscount Hanworth Labaye
Lord Harris of HaringeyLab (minister)aye
Lord Harrison Lab (minister)aye
Lord Hart of ChiltonLab (minister)aye
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Lord Howie of TroonLabaye
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Lord Hunt of ChestertonLabaye
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Lord Jones Lab (minister)aye
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Lord Lea of CrondallLabaye
Lord Levy Labaye
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Lord Mandelson Labaye
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Lord McConnell of GlenscorrodaleLabaye
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Lord Smith of LeighLabaye
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Lord Stone of BlackheathLabaye
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Lord Taylor of BlackburnLabaye
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Lord Wills Labaye
Lord Wood of AnfieldLabaye
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Lord Goodhart LDemaye
Lord Lester of Herne HillLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Maclennan of RogartLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove BayLDemaye
Lord Rodgers of Quarry BankLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Steel of AikwoodLDemaye
Lord Taverne LDemaye
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Lord Alderdice LDem (front bench)no
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Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-HamdonLDemno
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Baroness Barker LDemno
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Lord Burnett LDemno
Lord Carlile of BerriewLDem (front bench)no
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Lord Clement-Jones LDem (front bench)no
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Lord Dholakia LDem (front bench)no
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Lord Fearn LDem (front bench)no
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Lord German LDemno
The Earl of GlasgowLDemno
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Lord Hussain LDemno
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Lord Jones of CheltenhamLDemno
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Lord Lee of TraffordLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Linklater of ButterstoneLDemno
Lord Loomba LDemno
Lord Macdonald of River GlavenLDemno
Baroness Maddock LDem (front bench)no
The Earl of Mar and KellieLDem (front bench)no
Lord Marks of Henley-on-ThamesLDem (front bench)no
Lord Methuen LDem (front bench)no
Lord Newby LDemno
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Lord Palmer of Childs HillLDemno
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Baroness Randerson LDemno
Lord Razzall LDem (front bench)no
Lord Redesdale LDemno
Lord Roberts of LlandudnoLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Scott of Needham MarketLDem (front bench)no
Lord Sharkey LDemno
Lord Sharman LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Sharp of GuildfordLDem (front bench)no
Lord Shipley LDem (front bench)no
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Lord Smith of CliftonLDem (front bench)no
Lord Stoneham of DroxfordLDemno
Lord Thomas of GresfordLDemno
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Lord Tope LDemno
Lord Tyler LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Tyler of EnfieldLDemno
Lord Vallance of TummelLDem (front bench)no
Lord Wallace of SaltaireLDem (front bench)no
Lord Wallace of TankernessLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Walmsley LDemno
Lord Willis of KnaresboroughLDem (front bench)no
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