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European Union Bill

Part of Safe Standing (Football Stadia) – in the House of Commons at 9:41 pm on 7th December 2010.

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Photo of David Lidington David Lidington The Minister for Europe 9:41 pm, 7th December 2010

The Government have made it clear that we would not assent to a transfer of competence or powers during the lifetime of this Parliament. It follows, therefore, that we do not expect a referendum in the lifetime of this Parliament, but unforeseen events might arise. The Bill, once it becomes law, will be binding on this Government as well as on any future Administration, whatever circumstances might arise.