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Part of European Union Bill – in the House of Lords at 6:45 pm on 8th June 2011.

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Photo of Lord Davies of Stamford Lord Davies of Stamford Labour 6:45 pm, 8th June 2011

The noble Baroness has said that one of the reasons why she did not want to support the amendment was that she was worried that it would raise the possibility of judicial review on the decision about whether a referendum was necessary. According to this amendment, that decision will be taken by a parliamentary committee-in this case a joint parliamentary committee-so how could there possibly be a judicial review? That would be contrary to the Bill of Rights.