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Constitutional Reform Bill [HL] — First Reading

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:00 pm on 2nd June 2009.

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A Bill to make provision to repeal the European Communities Act 1972 and the Human Rights Act 1998; to introduce binding referendum powers at national and local level; to require the approval of Parliament to enter into international treaties and to declare war; to make provision about the work of Parliament; to devolve legislative responsibility for certain policy areas to local authorities; and connected purposes.

The Bill was introduced by Lord Willoughby de Broke, read a first time and ordered to be printed.