Clause 8 — Commencement

Part of Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 6:30 pm on 5th March 2008.

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Question accordingly negatived.

It being more than six hours after the commencement of proceedings in Committee, The Chairman put forthwith the Questions necessary to dispose of the busine ss to be concluded at that hour, pursuant to Orders [28 January and 3 March].

Amendment proposed: No. 296, page 4, leave out line 8 and insert—

'(2A) Section [Referendum on the Treaty of Lisbon (No. 2)] and Schedule [Conduct of the Referendum (No. 2)] come into force on Royal Assent.

(2B) The other provisions of this Act come into force if an affirmative answer has been given to the question specified in section [Referendum on the Treaty of Lisbon (No. 2)] in a referendum held in accordance with that section and Schedule [Conduct of the Referendum (No. 2)] and any legal challenge made under that Schedule has been disposed of by the court or courts in question.'.— [Mr. Davidson.]

Question put, That the amendment be made:—

The Committee divided: Ayes 247, Noes 311.

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