European Union (Amendment) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 7:45 pm on 19th May 2008.

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Photo of Lord Tugendhat Lord Tugendhat Conservative 7:45 pm, 19th May 2008

I think that the noble Lord is in error. It was never called the European Common Market. It began with three institutions: the European Economic Community, the European Coal and Steel Community and EURATOM. In the late 1950s, the three were merged into the European Economic Community. I think that he will find that, at the time of the referendum, the people of this country wisely decided to remain members of the European Economic Community.