Treaty of Lisbon (No. 7)
BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE (LISBON TREATY) (No. 6)
Mike Gapes (Ilford South, Labour)
The right hon. Gentleman seems to think that enlargement has not made it necessary to make the reforms in question. Will he confirm for the record that he and his party are still in favour of enlargement of the European Union to include Turkey and the Balkans? Such enlargement would result in the European Union having 34 or 35 member states, rather than its current 27. In those circumstances, would he still be against the institutional reforms set out in the treaty?