EU Constitutional Treaty: Referendum

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:00 am on 23rd June 2005.

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Photo of Lord Barnett Lord Barnett Labour 11:00 am, 23rd June 2005

My Lords, the other day in a constructive speech the noble Lord, Lord Howell of Guildford, put 16 points for the future—I am sure that he was speaking for the whole of the Opposition. He said that any future treaties of whatever size would have to have a referendum. Does my noble friend agree with that?