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European Union Bill

Part of Safe Standing (Football Stadia) – in the House of Commons at 4:48 pm on 7th December 2010.

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Photo of David Miliband David Miliband Labour, South Shields 4:48 pm, 7th December 2010

I, too, very much enjoyed the right hon. Gentleman's speeches when he spoke for the Opposition, and it is nice to be able to ask him some questions now.

Schedule 1 of the Bill is entitled,

"Treaty provisions where amendment removing a need for unanimity, consensus or common accord would attract referendum", and it lists things such as the appointment of judges and advocates-general of the European Court of Justice. Is the right hon. Gentleman really saying that we are going to have a referendum in this country if his Government, or any future Government, decide that they want to transfer competence on that issue?