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Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 10:30 pm on 23rd May 2016.

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Photo of Lord Owen Lord Owen Independent Social Democrat 10:30 pm, 23rd May 2016

My Lords, both Front Benches have accepted the amendment. We are at the start of a debate. Another place has exactly the same amendment down for discussion in a few days. I think it would be churlish to push the issue tonight, but I hope we will start to build a cross-party consensus that the treaty needs substantial changes through the negotiation process.