Lord Collins of Highbury

Shadow Spokesperson (Equalities and Women's Issues)

Labour Peer

European Union Integration

There have been votes in Parliament on the degree of the UK's integration with the European Union. Specific matters voted on include the UK's opt out from the European Union Police and Criminal Justice Measures and the establishment of a European Union External Action Service.

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Lord Collins of Highbury generally voted for more EU integration

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

Major votes

  • On 15 Jun 2011: Lord Collins of Highbury voted for the provisions requiring a referendum prior to transferring further powers from the UK to the EU to expire at the end of each Parliament. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2011: Lord Collins of Highbury voted not to require a referendum prior to making the Euro the UK's currency, the UK joining the European Public Prosecutor’s Office, or changes impacting the UK's border controls, or other decisions made within existing existing European Union treaties. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2011: Lord Collins of Highbury voted to require a referendum prior to the UK adopting the Euro as its currency. Show vote

Scoring Agreements

Agreements are when Parliament takes a decision without holding a vote.

This does not necessarily mean universal approval, but does mean there were no (or few) objections made to the decision being made.

No scoring agreements are part of this policy while this member was elected.

Minor votes

  • On 13 Jul 2011: Lord Collins of Highbury voted to allow a Minister to decide a decision to increase the powers and competencies of the EU is not of major economic and constitutional significance and so does not warrant a referendum. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Lord Collins of Highbury voted to allow the suspension of the requirement for a referendum on decisions which increase the powers and competencies of the EU. This wouldn't apply to amendments to the core treaties of the EU. Show vote
  • On 8 Jun 2011: Lord Collins of Highbury voted to allow a Parliamentary committee to deny a referendum following the passing of an Act approving the transfer of powers from the UK to the EU. Show vote

Informative Agreements

Agreements are when Parliament takes a decision without holding a vote.

This does not necessarily mean universal approval, but does mean there were no (or few) objections made to the decision being made.

No informative agreements are part of this policy while this member was elected.

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