Treaty on European Union

Part of Orders of the Day — European Communities (Amendment) Bill – in the House of Commons at 5:15 pm on 4th March 1993.

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Photo of Mr Michael Morris Mr Michael Morris , Northampton South 5:15 pm, 4th March 1993

With this, it will be convenient also to discuss the following: Amendment No. 33, in page 1, line 9, after 'II' insert '(except Article 158 on page 44 of Cm 1934 relating to the appointment of the Commission).'. Amendment No. 34, in page 1, line 9, after 'II', insert '(with the proviso that the Government of the United Kingdom shall before the nomination of persons they intend to appoint as members of the Commission seek the approval of the House of Commons to the nomination of those persons).'. Amendment No. 99, in page 1, line 9, after 'II'. insert' (except Article 146 on page 43 of Cm 1934 which relates to the composition of the Council of Ministers)'. Amendement No. 168, in page 1, line 9, after 'II', insert '(except Article 8d on page 12 of Cm 1934)'. Amendement No. 221, in page 1, line 9, after 'II', insert 'except Article 189c(a) on page 52 of Cm 1934'. Amendement No. 222, in page 1, line 9, after 'II', insert 'except Article 189c(e) on page 52 of Cm 1934'. Amendement No. 235, in page 1, line 9, after 'II', insert 'except Article 138b'. Amendement No. 236, in page 1, line 9, after 'II', insert 'except Article 138e'. Amendement No. 393, in page 1, line 9, after 'II', insert 'except Article 138(c) as referred to in Article G on page 42 of Command Paper number 1934'. Amendement No. 394, in page 1, line 9, after 'II', insert 'except Article 147 as referred to in Article G on page 43 of Command Paper number 1934'. Amendement No. 395, in page 1, line 9, after 'II', insert 'except Article 151 as referred to in Article G on page 43 of Command Paper number 1934'. Amendement No. 396, in page 1, line 9, after 'II', insert 'except Article 159 as referred to in Article G on page 45 of Command Paper number 1934'. Amendement No. 397, in page 1, line 9, after 'II', insert 'except Article 160 as referred to in Article G on page 45 of Command Paper number 1934'. Amendement No. 398, in page 1, line 9, after 'II', insert 'except Article 175 as referred to in Article G on page 47 of Command Paper number 1934'. Amendement No. 430, in page 1, line 9, after 'II', insert '(except Article 157(2) on page 44 of Cm. 1934 relating to the independence of members of the Commission).'. Amendement No. 19, in page 1, line 9, after 'III', insert '(except Article 10, Clause 2 on pages 60 and 61 of Cm 1934).'. Amendement No. 21, in page 1, line 9, after 'III', insert '(except Article 9 on page 60 of Cm 1934).'. Amendement No. 22, in page 1, line 9, after 'III', insert '(except Article 10 on page 60 of Cm 1934).'. Amendement No. 23, in page 1, line 9, after 'III', insert '(except Article 20a on page 62 of Cm 1934).'. Amendement No. 24, in page 1, line 9, after 'III', insert '(except Article 20b on page 62 of Cm 1934).'. Amendement No. 25, in page 1, line 9, after 'III', insert '(except Article 20d on page 62 of Cm 1934).'. Amendement No. 26, in page 1, line 9, after 'III', insert '(except Chapter V on page 65 of Cm 1934).'. Amendement No. 136, in page 1, line 9, after 'III', insert 'except paragraph 3 of Article 21'. Amendement No. 137, in page 1, line 9, after 'III', insert 'except Article 20d'. Amendement No. 410, in page 1, line 9, after 'III', insert '(except Articles 7 to 17 on pages 60 to 62 of Cm 1934).'. Amendement No. 413, in page 1, line 9, after 'III', insert '(except Articles 20a to 24 on pages 62 to 63 of Cm 1934).'. Amendement No. 141, in page 1, line 9, after 'IV', insert 'except paragraph 3 of Article 108'. Amendement No. 142, in page 1, line 9, after 'IV', insert 'except Article 107d'. Amendement No. 414, in page 1, line 9, after 'IV', insert '(except Articles 107 a-c on pages 69 and 70 of Cm 1934).'. Amendement No. 417, in page 1, line 9, after 'IV', insert '(except Articles 160 a-c on pages 74 to 76 of Cm 1934).'. Amendement No. 55, in page 1, line 10, after '1992', insert 'but not Article 137 in Title II thereof' Amendement No. 143, in page 1, line 10, after '1992', insert 'but not paragraph 3 of Article 21 in Title III thereof'. Amendement No. 144, in page 1, line 10, after '1992', insert 'but not of the second paragraph of Article 24 in Title III thereof'. Amendment No. 148, in page 1, line 10, after '1992', insert 'but not Article 107a in Title IV thereof. Amendment No. 219, in page 1, line 10, after '1992', insert 'but not Article 189a(2) on page 50 of Cm 1934'. Amendment No. 220, in page 1, line 10, after '1992', insert 'but not Article 189b on pages 51 and 52 of Cm 1934'. Amendment No. 285, in page 1, line 14, leave out subsection (2).

Amendment No. 426, in page 1, line 17, at end add 'with the proviso that Article 138(3) is fully implemented in the United Kingdom before the fourth direct elections to the European Parliament.'. New clause 21—Rejection of common position—

  1. '(1) Where, in pursuance of Article 189b of the Treaty of Union, Paragraph 2 (c) or (d) of that Article, the European Parliament has given notice that it intends to reject the common position of the Council of Ministers of the Community, Her Majesty's Government shall lay before Parliament in a Command Paper an account of the Commission proposal and the view of Her Majesty's Government concerning that proposal the reasons for the Council common position, its reaction to any proposal of the European Parliament, and any subsequent proceedings of the Concilliation Committee and subsequent events provided for in the Article.
  2. (2) Any Report shall include reference to any United Kingdom parliamentary proceeding related to that proposal and may include matter relating to more than one proposal.'.