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Amendment Paper as at
Wednesday 18th July 2001

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE


EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (AMENDMENT) BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the House of 11th July (see pages 264-65).

NEW CLAUSES

Political parties at European level (No. 1)

   

Mr Francis Maude
Mr Richard Spring
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Peter Luff

NC4

To move the following Clause:—

       'Her Majesty's Government should lay before Parliament an annual report setting out the funds received by political parties at European level of which political parties represented in UK Parliament are members, pursuant to Article 2, paragraph 19 of the Treaty of Nice.'.

As an Amendment to Mr Francis Maude's proposed Clause (NC4) (Political Parties at European level (No. 1)):

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Richard Shepherd
Sir Peter Tapsell
Mr Nicholas Winterton
Mr Andrew Rosindell
Mr Patrick Mercer

(a)

Line     1,     leave out 'should' and insert 'shall'.


Political parties at European level (No. 2)

   

Mr Francis Maude
Mr Richard Spring
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Peter Luff

NC5

To move the following Clause:—

       'Regulations governing political parties at European level and rules regarding their funding adopted under Article 191 of the Treaty establishing the European Community as amended by Article 2 paragraph 19 of the Treaty of Nice, shall not have legal effect in the United Kingdom unless approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.'.

As an Amendment to Mr Francis Maude's proposed Clause (NC5) (Political Parties at European level (No. 2)):

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Richard Shepherd
Sir Peter Tapsell
Mr Nicholas Winterton
Mr Andrew Rosindell
Mr Patrick Mercer

(a)

Line     4,     leave out 'have legal effect in' and insert 'be incorporated in the domestic law of'.


Report on operation of Article 137 TEC, as revised

   

Mr Francis Maude
Mr Richard Spring
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Peter Luff

NC6

To move the following Clause:—

       'Her Majesty's Government shall make a half-yearly report to Parliament on the implementation of Article 2, paragraph 9 of the Treaty of Nice, setting out the United Kingdom legislative and employment implications of Article 137 TEC, as revised.'.


Special representative in the area of common foreign and security policy

   

Mr Francis Maude
Mr Richard Spring
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Peter Luff

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

       'In relation to Article 1, paragraph 3 of the Treaty of Nice, amending Article 23(2) TEU, prior to a vote in the Council on the appointment of a special representative in the area of common foreign and security policy, Her Majesty's Government shall lay a report before Parliament setting out its preferred candidate for the post and shall lay a further report after the Council meeting if that candidate has not been adopted.'.


International agreements under Article 24 TEU

   

Mr Francis Maude
Mr Richard Spring
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Peter Luff

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

       'In relation to Article 1, paragraph 4 of the Treaty of Nice, amending Article 24 TEU, prior to casting a vote in the Council on any such international agreement, Her Majesty's Government shall lay before Parliament a report setting out the implications for the United Kingdom of such an agreement.'.


Free movement of persons: application of Article 251 TEC

   

Mr Francis Maude
Mr Richard Spring
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Peter Luff

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

       'In adopting measures under Articles 62(2)(a), 62(3) and 63(3)(b) TEC, the United Kingdom shall not agree to act in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 251, in accordance with Article 67 TEC.'.


Western European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

   

Mr Francis Maude
Mr Richard Spring
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Peter Luff

NC7

To move the following Clause:—

       'This Act will not come into effect until Her Majesty's Government has laid before Parliament a report showing the implications for the Western European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, for the future functioning of these organisations, and for the United Kingdom's role therein, of Article 1, paragraph 2 of the Nice Treaty, revising Article 17 TEU, and Article 1, paragraph 5 of the Nice Treaty, revising Article 25 TEU.'.


Adoption of decisions under Article 17, paragraph 1, TEU

   

Mr Francis Maude
Mr Richard Spring
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Peter Luff

NC8

To move the following Clause:—

       'For the purpose of Article 17, paragraph 1 of the Treaty on European Union, as amended by Article 1, paragraph 2 of the Treaty of Nice, the constitutional requirement of the United Kingdom before any decision under that paragraph (common defence) may be adopted by the United Kingdom shall be that the decision shall have been approved by an Act of Parliament.'.


Enhanced cooperation (No. 1)

   

Mr Francis Maude
Mr Richard Spring
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Peter Luff

NC9

To move the following Clause:—

       'Her Majesty's Government shall lay before Parliament a report showing the implication for the United Kingdom of Article 2, paragraph 1 of the Nice Treaty, amending Article 11 TEC, incorporating the effects of related Articles on enhanced co-operation in the TEC and TEU, including Article 1, paragraph 11 of the Nice Treaty, revising Article 43 TEU.'.

As an Amendment to Mr Francis Maude's proposed Clause (NC9) (Enhanced cooperation (No. 1)):

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Richard Shepherd
Sir Peter Tapsell
Mr Nicholas Winterton
Mr Andrew Rosindell
Mr Patrick Mercer

(a)

Line     1,     leave out 'lay before' and insert 'present to'.


Enhanced cooperation (No. 2)

   

Mr Francis Maude
Mr Richard Spring
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Peter Luff

NC10

To move the following Clause:—

       'The Government shall not take steps to participate in any proposals agreed under Article 1, paragrapah 11 of the Nice Treaty, revising Article 43 TEU, or related Articles in the Nice Treaty on enhanced co-operation in the TEC and TEU, including Article 2, paragraph 1 amending Article 11 TEC, without first having obtained the approval of each House of Parliament by resolution.'.

As an Amendment to Mr Francis Maude's proposed Clause (NC10) (Political Parties at European level (No. 10)):

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Richard Shepherd
Sir Peter Tapsell
Mr Nicholas Winterton
Mr Andrew Rosindell
Mr Patrick Mercer

(a)

Line     1,     leave out 'take steps to'.


Implications for regions of amendment to Article 161 TEC

   

Mr Francis Maude
Mr Richard Spring
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Peter Luff

NC11

To move the following Clause:—

       'Prior to 2007, Her Majesty's Government shall lay before Parliament a report assessing the implication for the regions of the United Kingdom of the changes provided for by Article 2, paragraph 14, of the Nice Treaty, amending Article 161 TEC.'.


Referendum (No. 1)

   

Mr Francis Maude
Mr Richard Spring
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Peter Luff

NC12

To move the following Clause:—

       'This Act shall not take effect prior to the laying before Parliament of the draft of an Order in Council making provision for ascertaining, by means of a referendum, the preponderance of national opinion with respect to the provisions of the Treaty signed at Nice on 26th February 2001, provided that the Order shall not be made unless separate provision has been made by Parliament for defraying out of public funds any expenses to be incurred by a Minister of the Crown or Government Department in carrying the Order into effect.'.



Report on Articles 2, 3 and 4 of Protocol on Enlargement of the EU

   

Mr Francis Maude
Mr Richard Spring
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Peter Luff

NC13

To move the following Clause:—

       'Her Majesty's Government shall lay before each House of Parliament a report showing the effect on the United Kingdom, on other member states of the European Union, and on applicant states, of Articles 2, 3 and 4 of the Protocol on the Enlargement of the European Union, annexed to the Treaty of Nice, stipulating provisions concerning the European Parliament, provisions concerning the weighting of votes in the Council and provisions concerning the Commission.'.


European Constitution

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Richard Shepherd
Sir Peter Tapsell
Mr Nicholas Winterton
Mr Andrew Rosindell
Mr Patrick Mercer

NC14

To move the following Clause:—

       'Within three months of any proposals being put by any Member State, or the European Commission or other EU authority to the European Union for a European Constitution, Her Majesty's Government shall submit to both Houses of Parliament a White Paper on the political, economic and constitutional issues arising out of the Treaty on European Union as amended by the Nice Treaty including the issue of subsidiarity, the acquis communitaire, enhanced co-operation and of the absence of a right of cession.'.

 
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