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My Lords, may I very briefly intervene? As your Lordships know, I voted for the amendments in Committee. However, for the reasons advanced by my noble friends Lord Bowness and Lord Cormack, and indeed by the noble Lord, Lord Hannay, I shall not be supporting this Motion. I think that the time has come to accept the view of the House of Commons.
My Lords, those who have put their names to the proposed new clause are not seeking to stand in the way of the Bill. Our sole purpose is to ensure that the outcome—agreed terms or no agreed terms—is subject to the unfettered discretion of Parliament. It is, in our view, Parliament and not the Executive which should be the final arbiter of our country’s future. Ironically, in...
Entered the House of Lords on 9 November 2015
Previously MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election
Also represented Sleaford and North Hykeham; Grantham
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Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.
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