Report (1st Day)

Part of European Union Bill – in the House of Lords at 5:30 pm on 8th June 2011.

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Photo of Lord Hamilton of Epsom Lord Hamilton of Epsom Conservative 5:30 pm, 8th June 2011

In supporting this amendment, is my noble friend comfortable with the concept of a turnout of less than 40 per cent, which is therefore null, and a no vote by a narrow majority? Bearing in mind that the Government will have instigated this referendum because they want a yes vote, if they get a no vote by a narrow majority and the House of Commons reverses it to a yes vote, is my noble friend comfortable with that idea, because that is what he is advocating?