European Union (Amendment) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 7:30 pm on 19th May 2008.

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Photo of Lord Pearson of Rannoch Lord Pearson of Rannoch UKIP 7:30 pm, 19th May 2008

I am most grateful to all noble Lords who have spoken, and particularly to those who have supported the amendments. I will have to read Hansard, but I think that the Minister said there is no possibility of a British citizen being arrested under the charge of xenophobia for insulting the European Union, either here or in Europe, whether he is extradited and tried under the arrest warrant or in any other way. I think that that is what the noble Lord said about Amendment No. 129, in which case I am happy to withdraw that. As to Amendment No. 130—