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European Communities (Amendment) Bill (Programme) (No. 2)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:36 pm on 11th July 2001.

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Photo of Eric Forth Eric Forth Conservative, Bromley and Chislehurst 3:36 pm, 11th July 2001

I should certainly be intrigued about the possibility of a referendum on the Nice treaty, as on any matter of profound constitutional importance. If we can have a referendum on a matter as utterly trivial and irrelevant as the Greater London Assembly and the Mayor, there should be ample scope for one on something as important as our nationhood. I would not shrink from that possibility.