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Bill Presented: General Implementation of Treaties (3 May 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: Some of us have sat right through the debate, but not one hon. Member for Wales or Scotland has been called on the important subject of regional development.

Clause 2: General implementation of Treaties (25 Apr 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: By common consent—indeed, by full-hearted consent perhaps—we are agreed that subsection (1) is probably the most important and far-reaching in the Bill. If it is allowed to become law in its present form, we shall be conferring upon the Executive in this country and also upon the institutions in Brussels an immense extension of powers—and conferring those powers, I believe, at the...

Clause 2: General implementation of Treaties (25 Apr 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: With great respect to my hon. Friend, I cannot believe that the doctrine of precedence has much to do with the question of how far a court of law in this country is prepared to apply a future Act of Parliament contrary to the provision of a treaty as opposed to earlier Community law. Looking at what has happened on the Continent, it is likely that our courts will do the same as continental...

Clause 2: European Communities Bill (25 Apr 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: On reflection, perhaps I did less than justice to the intervention of my hon. Friend the Member for Farnworth (Mr. Roper). I did not make due allowance for the fact that he is an economist, not a lawyer. I assumed that he was using the word "precedence" in its strict legal sense. I gather that I might have misinterpreted what he said and that he meant to imply that if Parliament passes a law...

European Communities Bill (18 Apr 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: I wish to support Amendment No. 40. My object in doing so is to suggest that there is another reason why these treaties should be annexed or scheduled to the Bill. If they were scheduled, we should have an opportunity of discussing the various articles of the treaties. The Government would not like that, of course. However, they are introducing legislation into this country without going...

Orders of the Day — European Communities Bill (15 Mar 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: I beg to move Amendment No. 150, in line 23, at end add: Provided that the text of any such international agreement, protocol or annex shall have been published.

Orders of the Day — European Communities Bill (15 Mar 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: I propose to deal only with Amendment No. 150, and I leave it to my hon. Friends to deal with the other Amendments which are to be taken with it. The object of Amendment No. 150 is to provide that the international agreements, protocols and annexes set out in subsection (4) are published by the Government in an official, formal manner so that the provisions of the agreements can be known and...

Orders of the Day — European Communities Bill (15 Mar 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: I should not seek to classify all those instruments as international agreements, because many are directives and regulations which come directly from Brussels. However, a large proportion are international agreements in the sense that they are entered into between the Communities and third party States or member States. The point which I am making is that there is such a proliferation that a...

Orders of the Day — European Communities Bill: Short Title and Interpretation (8 Mar 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: The Amendment moved by my hon. Friend the Member for Pontypridd (Mr. John) last night seeks to focus attention in particular on Clause 1(3). Much attention has been focused upon it, to the benefit and elucidation of the Committee. The first Amendment, moved by my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Edinburgh, Leith (Mr. Ronald King Murray) of necessity touched upon the implications of...

Orders of the Day — European Communities Bill: Short Title and Interpretation (8 Mar 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: It is not a new principle. If the hon. and learned Gentleman reads the 1908 edition of Hanson's "Law of the Constitution" or reads his hon. and learned Friend's speech—when he admitted that a treaty involving the cession of territory by convention required the approval of Parliament—he will see the principle made clear. I am saying that there is nothing special about a treaty ceding...

Orders of the Day — European Communities Bill: Short Title and Interpretation (8 Mar 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: In that case we can read Clause 2(1) as meaning "by or under the Community treaties". The words "Community treaties" could be inserted there.

Orders of the Day — European Communities Bill: Short Title and Interpretation (8 Mar 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: Reverting to the first part of subsection (3)—that is, treaties not entered into by the United Kingdom—the Solicitor-General's right hon. and learned Friend, in answer to my question last night, said that even those were not specified. The rights arising under them would become incor- corporated into English law. What I cannot understand is why, in relation to the first part of the...

Clause 1: Short Title and Interpretation (7 Mar 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: I agree practically entirely with the observations of the right hon. Member for Wolverhampton, South-West (Mr. Powell). He has put them in a far clearer way than I could possibly do, especially when he said we were seeing legislation by the exercise of prerogative. We are also seeing a limitation of the sovereignty of Parliament by the exercise of the prerogative without Parliament's being...

Clause 1: Short Title and Interpretation (7 Mar 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: Reverting to the point raised by my hon. Friend the Member for Dudley (Dr. Gilbert) regarding the description of a Community treaty, I would suggest that he is absolutely right. If one looks at the definition of Community treaties, if it is not in (a) or (b), then it must be in lines 5 to 8, and all we decide in Clause 1(3) is whether or not it is a Community treaty. To find that out one goes...

Clause 1: Short Title and Interpretation (7 Mar 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: Of course Parliament can pass a Bill which puts an end to the present Measure if it becomes law. My point was that we cannot be certain that the courts of this country by that time would accept the latest Statute in precedence or over and above Community law, and if our courts were to do so and someone were to appeal to the European Court, that Court certainly would not accept domestic...

Clause 1: Short Title and Interpretation (7 Mar 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: I raised a point of order in my speech, relating to the second part of subsection (3). May I put it again to the hon. and learned Gentleman. Suppose that after 22nd January, 1972, the United Kingdom entered into a treaty with the Communities, and also possibly with the other member States, which was clearly a treaty within the scope of the fundamental treaties, and suppose the Executive did...

Clause 1: European Communities Bill (7 Mar 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: The right hon. and learned Gentleman has said that treaties which the Communities enter into with third party States are automatically binding on member States according to the articles of the Treaty of Rome. Does that mean that, should the Crown not seek to specify under Clause 1(3) that one of these treaties is a Community treaty, the rights and obligations arising under that treaty are...

Chairman of Ways and Means (Conduct) (1 Mar 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: May I return to the argument about whether the Bill approves the treaty or not'? If on the hon. and learned Gentleman's view this Bill does not approve the treaties in the constitutional sense, what sort of Bill does he think the Government should introduce to comply with the constitutional convention of approving treaties?

Chairman of Ways and Means (Conduct) (1 Mar 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: Is the hon. Gentleman suggestion that Chairman of Committees are infallible, and can never make mistakes?

Clause 1: "citing of Documents Not Before the House" (1 Mar 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: I rise for the first time to a point of order and I shall be brief. You have ruled, Sir Robert, that those Amendments which are out of order cannot be discussed or referred to now on points of order. We accept that Ruling, although we disagree with the view that the Amendments are out of order. I understand that about five or six Amendments were not rules out of order but in your discretion,...


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