Lisbon Treaty — Ratification by all states before coming into force — rejected — 18 Jun 2008 at 18:59
- Consequences of non-ratification by other Member States
- For the avoidance of doubt, until the Treaty of Lisbon has been ratified by all Member States of the European Union, Her Majesty's Government shall continue to act in accordance with the provisions of the existing Treaties and within the institutional arrangements established by those Treaties.
The government had argued that this amendment was unnecessary because the condition outlined in the amendment already existed elsewhere. However, it was probably submitted "for avoidance of doubt" to make it more difficult to fudge the issue in any way.
This vote was the last that was cast on the Bill. It finally passed the House of Lords at the end of this debate.
- 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
-  European Amendment Bill, House of Commons
-  Lord Campbell of Alloway, House of Lords, 18 June 2008
-  Baroness Ashton of Upholland, House of Lords, 18 June 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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Not-Content)||Minority (Content)||Turnout|
|Con||1||99 (+2 tell)||50.5%|
|Lab||136 (+2 tell)||0||63.3%|
|Lord Alton of Liverpool||Crossbench||aye|
|Lord Powell of Bayswater||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|