Lisbon Treaty — Enshrine the Lisbon Treaty into UK law — 27 Feb 2008 at 19:00
The majority Aye voters successfully carried the motion that Clause 2 of the European Union (Amendment) Bill should remain in the Bill. This clause enshrines the Lisbon Treaty into UK law by modifying the European Communities Act 1972.
This was thus a further step along the road of ratifying the Treaty of Lisbon and promoting closer European integration.
The main aims of the Lisbon Treaty were to:
- Streamline EU institutions
- Establish a permanent President of the European Council (as of 16 March 2010 held by Herman Van Rompuy)
- Establish the post of High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (as of 16 March 2010 held by Catherine Ashton)
- Give new powers to the EU over justice and home affairs
- Remove the national veto in some areas such as energy security and emergency aid
-  Motion on Clause 2, House of Commons, 27 February 2008
-  BBC News Q&A: The Lisbon Treaty, 5 February 2010
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||1||151 (+2 tell)||0||79.8%|
|Lab||286 (+2 tell)||1||0||82.1%|
|Kenneth Clarke||Rushcliffe||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Ian Davidson||Glasgow South West||Lab (minister)||no|