Report (1st Day)

Part of European Union Bill – in the House of Lords at 5:15 pm on 8th June 2011.

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Photo of Lord Tebbit Lord Tebbit Conservative 5:15 pm, 8th June 2011

May I assume, therefore, that in defence of parliamentary sovereignty and all that of which he has been speaking, my noble friend will assert the right of Parliament, and none other, to decide whether prisoners should have any voting rights at all? Will he be on side in this matter or will he defer to some agency outside Parliament?