Report (1st Day)

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

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Photo of Baroness Falkner of Margravine Baroness Falkner of Margravine Liberal Democrat 6:45 pm, 8th June 2011

I think I can see the point that the noble Lord is making. I wonder whether he is interested in hearing my reply, as he is now engaged in another conversation. As I understand the amendment, the committee would make a recommendation to the Government on the basis of urgency, significance and national interest. I think the decision of the Minister, in accepting or not accepting the recommendation, would be subject to judicial review.

For the reasons I have enunciated, I can see that the amendment is well meaning but I urge my noble friends to oppose it.