European Communities (Amendment) Bill — Meaning of "the Treaties" and "the Community Treaties" — 2 Dec 1997
Considered in Committee [ Progress, 27 November ].
Amendment proposed [27 November] : No. 65, in page 1, line 12, at the end to insert the words
'but (for the avoidance of doubt) not Article 1 of the said Treaty.'--[ Mr. Howard. ]
Question again proposed, That the amendment be made.
That is not an intention to replace the NATO treaty or to improve the security of Europe's nation states. The aim is to assert the identity of this creature, the European Union, on the international scene. If there were ever a case of poor motivation for a dangerous act, that is it.
Question put, That the amendment be made:--
The Committee divided: Ayes 133, Noes 328.
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||130 (+2 tell)||0||81.5%|
|Lab||284 (+2 tell)||0||0||68.6%|