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Clause 2 — Addition to list of treaties

Part of Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 5:48 pm on 30th January 2008.

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Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois Shadow Minister (Europe) 5:48 pm, 30th January 2008

The hon. Gentleman knows that I have a lot of time for him, and I have to tell him that there would be a problem. He ought to ask his own Front-Bench team about this, because they clearly thought there was a problem when they tried to oppose the measures so firmly in the first place. If there is no problem, why were the Government arguing to have these powers taken out of the treaty when it was first negotiated? Perhaps he would have a quiet word with the Minister in the Tea Room later.