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Clause 2 — Addition to list of treaties

Part of Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 9:00 pm on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of James Clappison James Clappison Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) 9:00 pm, 5th February 2008

My hon. Friend is making an extremely convincing case. On his point about the increasing effects of the treaty on our everyday lives, should we not see the operation of the charter and the European Court of Justice in conjunction with the increasing competence of the European Union? For example, the treaty will enable such increases to happen in the fields of judicial and home affairs and in many other areas as well. As the reach of European Union law and European Union action are increased, by the same token will not the reach of the European Court of Justice be extended, as well as its effect on people's everyday lives?