European Communities (Amendment) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 7:00 pm on 20th November 2001.

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Photo of Lord Grenfell Lord Grenfell Other 7:00 pm, 20th November 2001

I believe that it has been said that a misunderstanding repeated often enough may begin as an embarrassment but usually ends up as a matter for widespread mirth. I do not know how many times I have heard it repeated in this House as regards the Treaty of Nice that reform of the CAP does not require a change to the treaty; that reform of the CAP is going forward on a parallel track and will continue until it is completed. But to try to put the CAP into the Treaty of Nice does not make any sense whatsoever.