European Union (Amendment) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:15 pm on 20th May 2008.

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Photo of Lord Blackwell Lord Blackwell Conservative 4:15 pm, 20th May 2008

moved Amendment No. 160B:

Before Clause 7, insert the following new Clause—

"Referendum requirement on the Euro

Her Majesty's Government may not notify the Council of its intention to adopt the Euro under paragraph 9 of the Protocol on certain provisions relating to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (as amended by the Treaty of Lisbon) unless a decision to adopt the Euro has been approved by a referendum conducted under the provisions of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (c. 41)."