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Clause 2 — Addition to list of treaties

Part of Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 7:00 pm on 30th January 2008.

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Photo of Bernard Jenkin Bernard Jenkin Conservative, North Essex 7:00 pm, 30th January 2008

With the greatest respect, the Minister did not answer yes or no to a very plain yes or no question from my right hon. Friend Mr. Lilley, so let me try putting it in a different way. The Minister cites paragraph 2 of article 176A, but will he assure the House that under no circumstances could the European Union vote by qualified majority voting on the allocation of a member state's energy resources? Will he give us that assurance?

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