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 Baroness Ashton of Upholland Baroness Ashton of Upholland Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Constitutional Affairs) 11:00 am, 23rd June 2005

My Lords, as I have already said, at the moment we have a period of reflection. I quote again my right honourable friend the Prime Minister who gave a very good speech this morning to the European Parliament setting out our position when we take over the presidency on 1 July. The best thing that I can recommend my noble friend and other noble Lords to do is to read that speech with great care. They will find that there are some very clear ideas of how we plan to take this forward.