Treaty of Lisbon (No. 7)
BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE (LISBON TREATY) (No. 6)
Jim Murphy (Minister of State (Europe), Foreign & Commonwealth Office; East Renfrewshire, Labour)
The fact was that—[Hon. Members: "Yes."] No, I disagree with the right hon. Gentleman's analysis of Europe and, looking at the figures, I disagree with his analysis of qualified majority voting. The Single European Act made 12 such moves and the Maastricht treaty, which he supported, made 32 moves. There were 26 moves under the Amsterdam treaty and 32 under the Nice treaty, while the Lisbon treaty, as we have all discussed, makes 51 extensions.