Lisbon Treaty — Parliament to scrutinise the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs — rejected — 4 Jun 2008 at 16:33

The majority Not-Contents rejected an amendment[1] to the European Union (Amendment) Bill. This would have ensured that Parliament had the opportunity to discuss and scrutinise the conduct and role of the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs.

In moving the amendment Lord Howell of Guildford explains that:[2]

  • 'We need much more than EU partners and a common foreign and security policy to fulfil and promote our contribution and our interests worldwide. We need maximum flexibility in our EU alliances and coalitions. Frankly, the Lisbon treaty gives us neither. Our foreign policy defines us as a nation and Parliament deserves and requires a proper say in that part of our international role, which is to be shaped by the EU and its agencies.'

However, Baroness Ashton of Upholland argues that:[3]

  • 'Our scrutiny arrangements work extremely well... My argument against another report is that I believe that the current procedures already work effectively and should remain. The scrutiny position is clear and I do not believe that there is anything to be added by providing yet another report in this context.'

The European Union (Amendment) Bill implements the Lisbon Treaty into UK law. The main aims of the Lisbon Treaty were to[4]:

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Lord Cope of BerkeleyConaye
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Lord Prior Conaye
Lord Quinton Conaye
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Lord Reay Conaye
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Lord Rotherwick Conaye
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Baroness Sharples Conaye
Lord Shaw of NorthsteadCon (front bench)aye
Lord Sheikh Conaye
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Lord Soulsby of Swaffham PriorConaye
Lord St John of FawsleyConaye
Lord Stevens of LudgateConaye
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Lord Taylor of HolbeachCon (front bench)aye
Lord Tebbit Conaye
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Viscount Trenchard Conaye
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Lord Tugendhat Conaye
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Baroness Verma Con (front bench)aye
Lord Waddington Conaye
Lord Wade of ChorltonCon (front bench)aye
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Lord Walker of WorcesterConaye
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Lord Wolfson Conaye
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Lord Chorley Crossbenchaye
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Lord Marsh Crossbenchaye
Lord Monson Crossbenchaye
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Lord Best Crossbench (front bench)no
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Lord Boston of FavershamCrossbenchno
Lord Cameron of DillingtonCrossbench (front bench)no
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Lord Crisp Crossbench (front bench)no
Baroness D'Souza Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Elystan-Morgan Crossbenchno
Baroness Finlay of LlandaffCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Hannay of ChiswickCrossbench (front bench)no
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Baroness Howe of IdlicoteCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Hylton Crossbenchno
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Lord Jay of EwelmeCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Kerr of KinlochardCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Kilclooney Crossbenchno
Lord Low of DalstonCrossbench (front bench)no
The Countess of MarCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Mawson Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord McCluskey Crossbenchno
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Lord Moser Crossbench (front bench)no
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Lord Ouseley Crossbenchno
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The Earl of SandwichCrossbenchno
Lord Slynn of HadleyCrossbenchno
Lord St John of BletsoCrossbenchno
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Lord Walpole Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Wright of RichmondCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Stoddart of SwindonIndependent Labouraye
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Lord Adonis Lab (minister)no
Lord Ahmed Labno
Lord Anderson of SwanseaLab (minister)no
Baroness Andrews Lab (minister)no
Lord Archer of SandwellLabno
Baroness Ashton of UphollandLab (minister)no
Lord Bach Lab (minister)no
Lord Barnett Labno
Lord Bassam of BrightonLab (minister)no
Lord Bernstein of CraigweilLabno
Lord Bhattacharyya Lab (minister)no
Baroness Billingham Labno
Lord Bilston Labno
Lord Borrie Labno
Lord Bragg Labno
Lord Brooke of AlverthorpeLab (minister)no
Lord Brookman Labno
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Lord Christopher Lab (minister)no
Lord Clarke of HampsteadLabno
Lord Clark of WindermereLabno
Lord Clinton-Davis Labno
Lord Corbett of Castle ValeLabno
Lord Cunningham of FellingLabno
Lord Darzi of DenhamLab (minister)no
Lord Davidson of Glen ClovaLab (minister)no
Lord Davies of OldhamLab (minister)tellno
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Lord Dixon Labno
Lord Donoughue Labno
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Lord Elder Labno
Lord Evans of ParksideLabno
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Lord Faulkner of WorcesterLab (minister)no
Baroness Ford Labno
Lord Foster of Bishop AucklandLabno
Baroness Gibson of Market RasenLab (minister)no
Lord Gordon of StrathblaneLabno
Baroness Goudie Labno
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Lord Graham of EdmontonLab (minister)no
Lord Grocott Lab (minister)no
Lord Harris of HaringeyLabno
Lord Harrison Lab (minister)no
Lord Hart of ChiltonLabno
Lord Haskel Lab (minister)no
Lord Haworth Lab (minister)no
Baroness Henig Lab (minister)no
Baroness Hilton of EggardonLab (minister)no
Baroness Hollis of HeighamLab (minister)no
Lord Howarth of NewportLab (minister)no
Baroness Howells of St DavidsLabno
Lord Howie of TroonLab (minister)no
Lord Hughes of WoodsideLabno
Lord Hunt of ChestertonLab (minister)no
Lord Hunt of Kings HeathLab (minister)no
Lord Irvine of LairgLabno
Baroness Jay of PaddingtonLabno
Lord Jones Lab (minister)no
Baroness Jones of WhitchurchLab (minister)no
Lord Judd Lab (minister)no
Baroness Kingsmill Lab (minister)no
Lord King of West BromwichLabno
Lord Kinnock Labno
Lord Kirkhill Labno
Lord Lea of CrondallLab (minister)no
Lord Macaulay of BragarLabno
Lord MacKenzie of CulkeinLab (minister)no
Lord Mackenzie of FramwellgateLabno
Baroness Massey of DarwenLab (minister)no
Lord Maxton Lab (minister)no
Baroness McDonagh Labno
Baroness McIntosh of HudnallLab (minister)no
Lord McKenzie of LutonLab (minister)no
Lord Mitchell Lab (minister)no
Lord Moonie Lab (minister)no
Lord Morgan Labno
Baroness Morgan of DrefelinLab (minister)no
Baroness Morgan of HuytonLab (minister)no
Lord Morris of AberavonLab (minister)no
Lord Morris of HandsworthLab (minister)no
Lord Morris of ManchesterLabno
Baroness Morris of YardleyLabno
Lord O'Neill of ClackmannanLab (minister)no
Lord Parekh Labno
Lord Patel of BlackburnLabno
Lord Paul Lab (minister)no
Lord Pendry Labno
Lord Prys-Davies Labno
Lord Puttnam Lab (minister)no
Baroness Quin Lab (minister)no
Lord Radice Labno
Baroness Ramsay of CartvaleLabno
Lord Rea Labno
Baroness Rendell of BaberghLab (minister)no
Lord Richard Lab (minister)no
Lord Rooker Lab (minister)no
Lord Rosser Lab (minister)no
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Lord Sainsbury of TurvilleLabno
Lord Sawyer Labno
Lord Sewel Lab (minister)no
Viscount Simon Lab (minister)no
Lord Snape Lab (minister)no
Lord Strabolgi Labno
Lord Taylor of BlackburnLabno
Baroness Taylor of BoltonLab (minister)no
Baroness Thornton Lab (minister)no
Lord Tomlinson Lab (minister)no
Lord Tunnicliffe Lab (minister)no
Baroness Turner of CamdenLabno
Baroness Uddin Labno
Baroness Vadera Lab (minister)no
Baroness Warwick of UndercliffeLabno
Baroness Whitaker Lab (minister)no
Lord Woolmer of LeedsLab (minister)no
Lord Young of Norwood GreenLab (minister)no
Lord Burnett LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Addington LDem (front bench)no
Lord Avebury LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Barker LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Bonham-Carter of YarnburyLDem (front bench)no
Lord Bradshaw LDem (front bench)no
Lord Chidgey LDem (front bench)no
Lord Cotter LDem (front bench)no
Lord Dholakia LDem (front bench)no
Lord Dykes LDem (front bench)no
Viscount Falkland LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Falkner of MargravineLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Garden of FrognalLDem (front bench)no
Lord Goodhart LDem (front bench)no
Lord Greaves LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Hamwee LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Harris of RichmondLDem (front bench)no
Lord Hooson LDemno
Lord Jones of CheltenhamLDem (front bench)no
Lord Kirkwood of KirkhopeLDem (front bench)no
Lord Lee of TraffordLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Linklater of ButterstoneLDem (front bench)no
Lord Livsey of TalgarthLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Ludford LDemno
Lord Mackie of BenshieLDemno
Lord Maclennan of RogartLDem (front bench)no
The Earl of Mar and KellieLDem (front bench)no
Lord McNally LDem (front bench)no
Lord Methuen LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Neuberger LDem (front bench)no
Lord Newby LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Northover LDem (front bench)no
Lord Rennard LDemno
Lord Rodgers of Quarry BankLDem (front bench)no
Lord Roper LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Scott of Needham MarketLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Sharp of GuildfordLDem (front bench)no
Lord Shutt of GreetlandLDem (front bench)no
Lord Teverson LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Thomas of WalliswoodLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Thomas of WinchesterLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Tonge LDem (front bench)no
Lord Tope LDemno
Lord Tordoff LDem (front bench)no
Lord Tyler LDem (front bench)no
Lord Wallace of SaltaireLDem (front bench)no
Lord Wallace of TankernessLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Walmsley LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Williams of CrosbyLDemno
Lord McAlpine of West GreenOtheraye
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Lord Willoughby de Broke UKIPaye
Lord Maginnis of DrumglassUUPaye
Lord Rogan UUPno

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