Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — Disapplication of European Communities Act 1972 — rejected — 10 Jul 2006 at 17:22

The majority Not-Contents rejected a new clause[1] to the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill. If passed the new clause would have meant any law passed in the UK relating to the European Union (EU) could not be overridden by EU law. However, it was defeated.

Parliament passed the European Communities Act in 1972 which made Britain a member of the European Economic Community (now the EU). Under this Act laws made by European Treaties have legal effect in UK law[2]. Consequently, the proposed clause aimed to ensure laws made in the UK about the EU could be enacted in spite of the European Communities Act.

The main aims of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill were to allow ministers to amend primary legislation without debate in parliament and reduce the amount of legislation required to implement EU directives[3]. The Conservatives who introduced this clause thought the Bill would be a good opportunity to reduce the influence of EU law on UK law. A similar clause was also introduced into the House of Commons by Bill Cash MP but also defeated[4].


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Lord Anderson of SwanseaLabno
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Lord Archer of SandwellLabno
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Lord Astor of HeverConaye
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Lord Avebury LDemno
Lord Bach Labno
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Lord Bernstein of CraigweilLabno
Lord Biffen Conaye
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Lord Blackwell Conaye
Lord Blaker Conaye
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Lord Sewel Labno
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Baroness Sharples Conaye
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Lord Sheldon Labno
Lord Shutt of GreetlandLDemno
Viscount Simon Labno
Lord Skelmersdale Conaye
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Lord Soulsby of Swaffham PriorConaye
Lord Steinberg Conaye
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Lord Taylor of BlackburnLabno
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Lord Tebbit Conaye
Lord Temple-Morris Labno
Lord Teverson LDemno
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Lord Thomas of MacclesfieldLabno
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Lord Tomlinson Labno
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Lord Tordoff LDemno
Lord Trefgarne Conaye
Lord Triesman Labno
Lord Trimble Crossbenchaye
Baroness Trumpington Conaye
Lord Tugendhat Conaye
Lord Tunnicliffe Labno
Lord Turnberg Labno
Baroness Turner of CamdenLabno
Baroness Uddin Labno
Viscount Ullswater Conaye
Baroness Verma Conaye
Lord Waddington Conaye
Lord Wakeham Conaye
Lord Wallace of SaltaireLDemno
Baroness Wall of New BarnetLabno
Lord Walpole Crossbenchno
Baroness Warwick of UndercliffeLabno
Lord Weatherill Crossbenchaye
Baroness Whitaker Labno
Baroness Wilcox Conaye
Baroness Williams of CrosbyLDemno
Lord Williams of ElvelLabno
Lord Williamson of HortonCrossbenchno
Lord Willoughby de Broke Conaye
Lord Windlesham Conaye
Lord Woolmer of LeedsLabno
Lord Young of Norwood GreenLabno

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